How Do You Plan On Celebrating Thanksgiving This Year?

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It's Thanksgiving time! What does that mean? It means the air smells like pumpkin pie, and you can see Christmas lights in every store. You might even start to hear carolers with funny thanksgiving shirts singing as they walk down your street. Look at some of the best ways for you to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family and friends so that it will be a day you'll never forget.

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Don't forget the thanksgiving theme songs! Here is some thanksgiving music that we all love:

"We Gather Together," Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special Music, "Carol of the Bells," and so many more. You can even use a playlist with all Thanksgiving tunes from your favorite Thanksgiving movies, like Elf and Home Alone.

Games to play

A great way to have fun and get active celebrating Thanksgiving is by playing games together as a family or group--and there's no shortage of thanksgiving games to choose from. One thanksgiving game that we love is called GOBblet--and it's an excellent game for the whole family! In addition, we recommend another Thanksgiving-themed board game Bohnanza, which challenges players to collect and trade beans while also collecting cards with different colors and values.

Snacks to enjoy

Packing up some yummy snacks before heading out on your thanksgiving adventure can be both delicious and convenient—especially if you're traveling anywhere in between home and Thanksgiving dinner. So here are some easy snack ideas: apple slices dipped in peanut butter or honey, pretzel rods covered in white chocolate, turkey jerky chips (try these!), or pumpkin pie cups--either homemade or store-bought.

Turkey to prepare

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for what we have, and it's also about celebrating with our loved ones. We love many Thanksgiving traditions, and some of the most popular thanksgiving dinners are made from turkey.

Turkey is a delicious thanksgiving favorite because it's so easy to roast thanks to its brilliant white and dark meat, which can cook at two different temperatures.

Some Thanksgiving turkey tips are sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving dinner table.

Tip #01: Find a thanksgiving turkey recipe that suits your needs - and then practice it!

Find the Thanksgiving turkey recipe you want to use for this year's dinner, print out or bookmark it, so you don't forget where it is, and then go ahead and make sure you've got all of the ingredients on hand.

Tip #02: Give thanksgiving turkey a head start

Your turn to be in charge to cook the turkey this year? Try to have it thaw and marinate for at least 24 hours before roasting. This will give your thanksgiving bird plenty of time to soak up all those flavors.

Tip #03: Be creative with thanksgiving turkey meat

If you're packing up thanksgiving leftovers, as we mentioned in Tip #01, try mixing the dark and white meat with some gravy or a stuffing of your choice to make a whole new dish. The thanksgiving flavors will still shine through!

Thanks to give

There are plenty of thanksgiving games, Thanksgiving background music, and thanksgiving snacks to be found all around us during the fast approaching holiday season—it's up to you how much you want to embrace it! So what is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?