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Is Thanksgiving your favorite holiday?

Asked at Checkers Food Store, 23rd and Louisiana streets on November 25, 2009

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Photo of Walter Stroker

“No, I prefer Christmas. It’s a lot more fun for the grandkids.”

Photo of Tristan Anderson

“Yes, because of the food. It’s better than Christmas.”

Photo of Pam Morrison

“No, it’s not. Easter is because it’s the resurrection of Christ.”

Photo of Molly Pratt

“Yes, because it’s just about family getting together without presents and commercialism.”


Maddy Griffin 8 years, 6 months ago

Yes, it is. Great food, lots of family and no commercialism.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 8 years, 6 months ago

My favorites are all those undesignated holidays-from-the-Holidays.

trinity 8 years, 6 months ago

nope. my fave holiday is FESTIVUS! :)

canyon_wren 8 years, 6 months ago

It's one of my favorites, but not THE favorite. I guess Christmas is still my favorite--there are so many aspects of it that I enjoy, particularly the music. It IS nice,though, that Thanksgiving is not as commercial as the other holidays--that spoils holidays for me that used to be a lot more enjoyable.

SpiritTat 8 years, 6 months ago

Till I had a kid of my own, I dreaded the holidays ~ sooo much family baggage, Schwarzenegger in his heydey would have had trouble carrying it.

But time (a whole lot of it) ~ and a wee one of me own to start a-new with, have me enjoying the winter holidays soo much ~ and especially Christmas, so that one gets my vote for fav.

"Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind."

jonas_opines 8 years, 6 months ago

Something tells me that if you put a turkey with all the fixin's in one corner and a bunch of wrapped presents in the other, lil' Tristan would be saying something different. But he's cute, though.

My favorite is Halloween.

canyon_wren 8 years, 6 months ago

autie, you must have been watching one of my favorite Andy Griffiths reruns lately--to remember Panama Canal Day and National Potato Week!

backyardwino 8 years, 6 months ago

don't forget: International Talk Like a Pirate Day. . . Sept, 19 System Administrator Appreciation Day. . . (last Friday of July)

Flap Doodle 8 years, 6 months ago

Tomorrow is the birthday of Eugene Ionesco. Go do something absurd.

jonas_opines 8 years, 6 months ago

"Jonas, he will be sitting is a fort made from the boxes gnawing on a turkey leg soon there after."

Hmmm. . . I didn't start playing Lord of the Vikings until I was at least 5.

jonas_opines 8 years, 6 months ago

For Holiday cheer (for those who don't hate animals I guess)

Great thing is that his facial expression in the first pic is really similar to the face that I've had human clerks give me when I told him I didn't want the 100s, just the regular hard pack.

mom_of_three 8 years, 6 months ago

nope, thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday, but it is nice to have Fridays off. Christmas is okay. I usually enjoy family get-to-gethers. This year, I just want to veg to myself with my hubby and kids.

Ricky_Vaughn 8 years, 6 months ago

As much as I enjoy indulging in gluttony, I'm with Jonas. Halloween is my favorite.

acg 8 years, 6 months ago

No, this isn't my favorite holiday. I get up at 6:00 a.m. and start cooking and then spend a whole day cooking and cleaning things. I munch so much while cooking that by the time dinner rolls around I'm full. Then I generally pass out on the couch for a few hours and wake up to a kitchen that looks like it needs a Hazmat squad. This year, however, will be different. My hubby said he was going to do all the cooking and for that I'm truly thankful! Yay! I may just sleep in, take a hot bath and do my nails.

dajudge 8 years, 6 months ago

Usually. Cinco de Mayo is a good one, too. Lots of Mexican food then.

Tom McCune 8 years, 6 months ago


How about Guy Fawkes Day? That's sort if like "blow something up day."

Chrissy Neibarger 8 years, 6 months ago

Halloween is definitely my favorite.

Other than the Turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, which IS one of my favorite dinners..Thanksgiving tends to remind me of all the past faults of our ancestors and the "claiming" of new property...

Sagecasey 8 years, 6 months ago

My favorite holiday is January 2nd. The end of the holiday season.

labmonkey 8 years, 6 months ago

R_I and Autie.... Please tell me there is a National Eyebrow combing day for Walter.

My favorite holidays are Super Bowl Sunday and Chiefs opening day.

riverdrifter 8 years, 6 months ago

Mardi Gras. There was my pal Roger hanging by his knees from the railing of a balcony over Chartres Street when he started to throw up and the hookers... Oh, never mind.

denak 8 years, 6 months ago

Yes, if I'm the one cooking. I only get to cook Thansgiving every 5 years or so, so it is fun when I do get to do it.

Of course, if I had to cook every year, I probably wouldn't like it as much.


Bill Lee 8 years, 6 months ago

I like saying goodbye to the year on New Year's Eve. It's also a great time to get kissed alot.

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