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Dear Poll: Are You Excited or Anxious For Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is often looked at as the most stressful holiday of the year. It's typically the first event where family comes together, and as I'm sure we can all attest to, family can be overwhelming and difficult. On the flip side, it's a time where you can see loved ones that you haven't seen for a while, a time to get festive, and a time to break all those diet rules! Since the big day is just a few weeks away, tell me, does this holiday lend itself to anxiety or excitement for you?


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Phunkometry Phunkometry 8 years
I didn't vote in this one. My family is so Off The Boat that Thanksgiving feels forced to us. I mean, I love stuffing and mashed potatoes as much as the next person, but I don't see the huge deal in setting an entire day aside to be thankful (i.e. to eat more in a day than you would in a week). Shouldn't you be doing that every day (the gratitude thing, not the over-eating!), anyway? On another note, I love the picture. I wonder what that poor kid's so worried about?
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
I am definitely looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. The in-laws will be driving down to stay with us for the weekend, so that means that I don't have to spend two days in a car. Also, I get to plan the Thanksgiving dinner menu, so this year I don't have to eat ham or that weird green marshmallowy jello dish.
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
I love holidays and seasons. They're def something to live for. And I love seeing my family and spending time with them, but I voted Stress because I dont like any holiday that revolves around food. I've never really been a big fan of food so the whole big meal part kinda just bums me out. I try to focus more on my fam.
kaitlynhanna kaitlynhanna 8 years
I'm in college, so I'm praying for Thanksgiving! I need a break!! Of course, there's the inevitable dread afterwards, because then it's finals time. I love the holiday season though, so nothing could dampen my spirit!
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
I'm excited and anxious. I like Thanksgiving but I'm in a hurry for everyone to leave after about 2-3 hours. Some relatives and friends want to stay all day and night, and that is not for me. And I've been in a few stores already that look as if they've forgotten Thanksgiving. These stores had Christmas decorations up a week a go. I think you should put Christmas decorations up just before or right after Thanksgiving....not November 1st.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
There should be a both option. I like Thanksgiving, but I hate the hassle sometimes. That and people start putting their Christmas decorations up around then too. I'm so against putting up Christmas decorations before December.
Janine22 Janine22 8 years
Ummm well, I'm Canadian, so my thanksgiving was a month ago. Yes, I did look forward to chillin with my family.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Aw thanks Mykie :hug:
xopiperxo xopiperxo 8 years
i can't wait to miss class and spend time with friends/family! thanksgiving vacation means winter break is coming up soon! woot.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
excited! i'm making some new dishes this year and were having a party the day before for lots of old friends.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
a little bit of both.
fancifulfabi fancifulfabi 8 years
Excited! This year my boyfriend is going to meet a lot of my extended family and I can't wait to show him off to them! He's quite charming if I do say so myself :)
kia kia 8 years
I am totally looking forward to it! My husband and I do it up. Last year we spent it with pretty depressing relatives. This year we are doing a 100-mile event (bird, produce, etc.), two relatives we really like are flying in to spend it with us, and we have been planning our menu for months.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
princess ... I'm from South Carolina and I've been to NYC a few times...we don't get culture shock as much as noise pollution and air pollution. It's cool and all; but frankly, it's the stink you have to get past when you're used to fresh air. And the fact that you have to go 'visit' the trees at Central Park :D And you tell us 'don't look up, you'll look like a tourist!' wth? We are, AND that's the only way to see the sky! :) Just tell them to bring decent layering winter clothes and not to step on those slippery damn grates in the sidewalk! Save ice skating for Rockefeller! :ROTFL: (no, it wasn't fun walking back home with a wet butt!)
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
I voted "stress" because this year my whole family is coming up from the deep South to NYC for the holiday. We are doing tons of NYC things and that's the busiest time in the city. I am looking forward to it but I know it will be stressful. My sister and BIL have never been to the Northeast and I'm a little worried they'll have culture shock. They're very conservative.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
Californiagirl, no being lonely on Thanskgiving allowed! You come to my house! (I promise we won't discuss AJ) LOL
MicrochipJoel MicrochipJoel 8 years
I like Turkey.
robinlh912 robinlh912 8 years
Excited to get home and see my friends, work, and shop!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I agree -- a little bit of both.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Excited. I used to hate Thanksgiving, because I used to get stressed at every holiday especially this one...probably because I'm a picky eater and I used to hate turkey. It also seems to be the one holiday where I feel the loneliest because I'm single :(
Deidre Deidre 8 years
Anxious...but not quite to the extremity that the vote option listed! Anxious because this is my first holiday away from my own family. I'll be with my future in-laws. And not even just the mom/dad/brother unit, but the ENTIRE aunts/uncles/second cousins she-bang. Also, it'll be in Mexico -- somehow vaction is getting squished in along with huge family reunion and a holiday thrown in! I'm used to casual, fun T-Days at home with just my parents and brother (extended family lives on the opposite coast, so we're usually on our own for the holidays). I'm excited to be apart of a new family. But it sounds like I'm in for a lot more hoopla than I initially anticipated...
xrawk_starrx xrawk_starrx 8 years
I hate Thanksgiving, it's so boring to me.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
Hey Mesay! LOVE that Avi! hehehehe
omilawd omilawd 8 years
I love Thanksgiving and Christmas. They're the only two holidays where I get to see most of my family members. It's not my turn to plan this year, though, so I'm relieved.
psterling psterling 8 years
Thanksgiving is at my house this year and its just my immediate family so even if we burn the turkey and ruin the stuffing it'll still be a good time.
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