How to Have a Memorable Thanksgiving

James Bosco, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

Thanksgiving Day is one of the most hallmarked holidays of all. Here are some tips to get back to basics with your friends and family this Thanksgiving.

What to Watch

It might seem cliche, but the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is worth getting up for. The highlight of the parade are the floats, so make sure you are awake to see them. Make sure you dress to impress to watch the parade: a baggy sweatshirt and sweatpants are a must. After the parade has concluded, make sure to know what time your favorite football team plays so you don’t miss the big game. The best part of the game is watching it with the people you love.

What to Wear

You might be tempted to wear that nice flannel button-up; however, for your personal comfort, wearing stretchy clothes is probably in your best interest due to the fact that you’ll be eating a lot of food that day. Thanksgiving Day is meant for time spent with family and/or friends. It is a day to reflect on all your blessings and be thankful for them. So don’t be afraid to pull out the stretchy pants and don’t worry about dressing to impress.

Who to Be With

If you are lucky enough to have family close by, make sure you spend the day with them celebrating your blessings. However, if you are not lucky enough to have family nearby, then a group of great friends works as well. One important thing to focus on is being present in the moment, no matter where you are. All too often, we are consumed by our technology such as phones, computers or TVs. Try to disengage from these distractions and engage with the people around you. Take the time to tell those around you how thankful you are for them.

What to Eat


How to Have Attitude of Gratitude

Above all things on Thanksgiving Day is to make sure you are acknowledging and appreciative of the gifts you have. Too often our society takes for granted our gifts, such as clean water, food on our tables, family, a good education and many more blessings. Take time to truly count your blessings this holiday season.