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I have a confession to make. I love American Thanksgiving. Now, I am specifying American Thanksgiving because I am Canadian and our Thanksgiving was over a month ago. I love Canadian Thanksgiving as well. Every year I take it as yet another opportunity to cook up a big feast for my family. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the smiles on their faces after a big meal. Anyway, you might wonder why a Canadian is so invested in American Thanksgiving. Well, it all started when I was in college and I had Thursdays off. I turned on the television and for the first time ever I watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Since then I’ve had a lot of Thursdays off so I’ve been able to watch it almost every year.

There’s something about American Thanksgiving that just seems like more fun. There’s a sense of pageantry and grandeur. After all, those lucky Americans usually get four day weekends to celebrate the whole thing! So every year I watch in awe and wonder as NBC airs the parade, followed by the National Dog Show and then Miracle on 34th Street, which is truly the best Christmas movie to start the season since the movie itself begins with the Thanksgiving Day parade. I may not be eating any turkey tomorrow but I will definitely be enjoying myself and getting a little taste of an American Thanksgiving.

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