Charming Thanksgiving Traditions You Should Try This Year

Write Your Thanks on the Wall

This charming tradition is from Maine, with deep roots in Bangor. Every person at the Thanksgiving table writes their thanks for the year on the dining room wall. It must be positive. This clause was added after a woman sarcastically wrote one year, “Thanks to my husband for taking NO time out from watching football to help clean one square inch of this house.”

Put the Kids Table in the Back of a Pickup Truck

This tradition from Houston is pure entertainment. As if sitting at the kids table wasn’t enough, now try seating guests at the same table set up in the back of a pickup. Serve them dinner, and then drive around with a sign on the back that says, “LOOK WHO IS AT THE KIDS TABLE AGAIN!”

Eat Thanksgiving Dinner For Breakfast

What’s not to love about this tradition from Kansas City? Everyone wakes up, runs downstairs, open their Thanksgiving presents and then sits down to eat. Stuffed with turkey, they wander back to bed to sleep the rest of the day. No more fake conversations with relatives or pretending you care how the Detroit Lions due in their big game.

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