Selling out to the American Thanksgiving…


It’s that time of year again for me to head south of the border to spend a US thanksgiving with my American relatives. Two thanksgivings a year, yay! Why does it seem that our Yankee friends are more into thanksgiving then we are ours? Our turkey day has now long past but for some reason right now seems to be the right time for such an event. Do our children dress up as pilgrims and take part in things like harvest lunches at school during our thanksgiving? More and more I like the US version just a little bit better. It almost has that Christmas festive feeling to it, filled with great football games and great Boxing Day sales.

I will probably be doing the Black Friday thing, lining up from the night before to get in on some of the great deals. And now that I have seen some of the online flyers they are definitely great deals. Why don’t we these deals here? A part of me feels bad for making the loonie and spending it in America but hey, the dollar is good, things are cheaper there and I am gonna be there anyway.

During my trip I also plan to catch a NFL game on the same day the Grey Cup will be taking place in my home city. Selling out you might say but I believe a NFL team is much needed in our city and I have never been to a NFL game so you could say I am just checking out what all the hype is about. Don’t get me wrong, the CFL and the Argos I adore but the NFL, to me, is just a little more entertaining.

So, have I sold out to the hype around American Thanksgiving? Or am I just doing what anyone else would do, be drawn near to a more festive and entertaining holiday. A long-long weekend, very festive atmosphere, good football and great deals are just a few things our Thanksgiving seem to be lacking. So have I selling out? Probably but looking forward to the weekend, I am excited to having a wonderful American Thanksgiving with family and friends. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about anyway right? See you next week!

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2 Comments so far

  1. talk talk talk (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 9:53 pm

    I’ve been to an NFL game. I was bored silly. I know, I’m in the minority having not bought into the hype that NFL is more entertaining. I just like CFL football more, it’s tougher than NFL, and the Grey Cup had suspense like you wouldn’t believe. Great game!

    Well, they may have Black Friday (which I’d never heard of until this year). But we have Boxing Day! Or have you never participated in that only-for-the-fit-and-patient sale and day of chaos? You gotta do it at least once!

  2. alden (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

    yea the nfl game was a bore, it was a blow out with the home team winning. Kinda fun but yes you’re right the Grey Cup was more exciting to watch.

    Boxing Day – Yes I have done the boxing day thing and I do get in on some great deals but like yourself I didn’t really hear about black friday until this year. I guess because its a high canadian dollar thing but the line ups i have seen were so long, it was something i have never seen before.

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