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25 reasons why Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday

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  • Thanksgiving is the best.
  • Between spending time with family and friends, eating delicious food, and shamelessly napping in the middle of the day, there's so much to love.
  • It's also the official start of the holiday season.


The fourth Thursday in November is one of the best days of the year.

Thanksgiving has all the elements of the perfect holiday — you get to eat delicious food, spend time with family and friends, and you don't even have to leave the house (if your family is hosting, that is). 

Every family has their own unique traditions, but giving thanks while enjoying classic dishes like roast turkey and pumpkin pie are some of our favorites. No matter how you celebrate, Thanksgiving is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.

There are plenty of reasons to love Thanksgiving, so keep scrolling for our favorites. 

SEE ALSO: Here's when you should start cooking every dish for Thanksgiving

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The food is amazing.

What could be better than an entire holiday that revolves around food? From turkey to pumpkin pie, there are so many festive dishes to choose from. 

Plus, Thanksgiving dinner usually falls somewhere in the middle of the day, so you don't even have to wait that long for all the amazing food.

There are tons of side dishes, so there's something for everyone.

One of the best parts about food on Thanksgiving is the variety. Sure, turkey is the traditional main event of the evening, but the wide array of classic Thanksgiving side dishes — from stuffing to sweet potato casserole  is what really makes Thanksgiving dinner stand out.


It's the start of the holiday season.

Some people refuse to put up holiday decorations until the beginning of December, but those people are wrong. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to start decorating for the holidays with twinkle lights, wreaths, and mistletoe. 


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