This year, instead of rushing out on Black Friday, why not spend some time with your kids and learn a little more about how Thanksgiving originated from the myths, to the actual history, and the food and customs and how they evolved into what and how we celebrate it today.
Thanksgiving is really a special time of the year because it so non-denominational and transcends all cultures. It is more than a New England holiday although most of the foods reflect new England fare. It is especially poignant during wartime. For more information the historic American holiday roots (which was a harvest feast celebrated by both Europeans and Native Americans long before each culture even met) log on on www.Plimoth.org . That is the Plimoth Plantation website and it is full of information.