Friday, November 29, 2013


Let the Christmas celebration begin!!!

For the turkey warriors out there who stayed strong and stayed home over the holiday, great job!

Time to head to the basement or attic, get out those piles of decorations, start hanging up lights, playing the Christmas music and drinking some eggnog.

Four weeks of wonderful holiday times!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and we'll see you next year!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Facebook on Thanskgiving

Facebook on Thanskgiving

Cartoon text:
500 friends and no one is available to chat...
No new posts today...?

From over at:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you and your families have some wonderful meals, enjoy the company of loved ones, watch some parades and football on TV, and just generally RELAX and have a nice family holiday.

And no shopping!


happy thanksgiving
From over at:

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Star Wars Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving on bespin

Cartoon text:
Thanksgiving on Bespin

Many more super hero Thanksgiving cartoons over at:

Thanksgiving Day Parades

Don't miss the awesome Thanksgiving parades tomorrow!

Charlotte, North Carolina - Carolina's Carrousel Parade

Chicago, Illinois - McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade

Detroit, Michigan - America's Thanksgiving Parade
America's Thanksgiving Parade

New York, New York - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - My Macy's Holiday Parade

Plymouth, Massachusetts - America's Hometown Thanksgiving Parade

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving and shopping

Thanksgiving and shopping

Cartoon text:
Thanksgiving can't be fun...
if all you do is eat and run!
Nor of names of sports teams

From over at:

Red Bull Thanksgiving

Funny commercial from Red Bull about how the first Thanksgiving turkey ALMOST flew away!

From over at:
red bull

Donate to help EVERYONE have a happy Thanksgiving

Many of us will be sitting around a Thanksgiving table unbuttoning our pants because our bellies are so overfull with food.
But there are many families that would go hungry on Thanksgiving, without the wonderful food bank charities that help provide meals for the needy.

Gleaners Food Bank in Michigan distributes over 43 million pounds of food each year!
gleaners food bank

Check out the Feeding America website to find your local food bank and help give someone a great Thanksgiving!

feeding america

Happy Thanksgivukkah

This year Thanksgiving Day is on the same day as Hannukkah begins,
so some people are calling it Thanksgivukkah!

Here are some fun ways to celebrate the double holiday, from Buzzfeed:

From over at: - How To Celebrate Thanksgivukkah, The Best Holiday Of All Time

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gobble Tweet Tweet!

Learn a new language and change your life!
I don't know about this new guy... seems like maybe he's hiding from something gobble ...err tweet tweet?!

Cartoon text:
I don't know about this new guy... seems like maybe he's hiding from something
Gobble ...err tweet tweet?!

From over at:

The Daily Show - Black Friday

The Daily Show did a great coverage of the Black Friday mess, check it out!

daily show black friday

From over at:

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Noah's Ark Turkeys

Hey, the animals gotta eat!
turkey noahs ark

Cartoon text:
Why are we the only ones who get to bring more than two?

From over at:

Thanksgiving Worker Laws?

Mike Foley, a state representative for Cleveland Ohio has an idea that may have retailers think twice about making their employees work on Thanksgiving.

He's working on some legislation that would force retailers to pay employees triple time if they work on Thanksgiving day, and to protect the employees' jobs if they refuse to work on the holiday.

war on thanksgiving
(from over at:

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Turkey TV

Don't change the channel!
thanksgiving - oh my favorite show is on

Cartoon text:
(dog) Ooh my faverit show is on!

From over at:

Turkey Nails


Want to dress up those nails for your fancy Thanksgiving dinner?

turkey nails

Check out some great nail art over at Buzzfeed!
Our favorites are of course the ones with the turkeys!

Buzzfeed: Snazzy Nail Ideas For Thanksgiving

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving table etiquette

thanksgiving table etiquette

Cartoon text:
Let this be thy start of a Thanksgiving tradition...
To speaketh not of politics at thy table...
Nor of names of sports teams

From over at:

Walmart Thanksgiving Drive

In a controversial move, a Walmart in Canton Ohio started a food drive to collect items for other needy workers.

walmart food drive
(from - Please donate food items here, so Associates in Need can enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner)

Many people have been outraged and point to this as a sign that employees are too underpaid to enjoy a simple Thanksgiving meal, especially when they are asking employees to work on Thanksgiving day and Black Friday where the multi-billion corporation makes its largest profits of the year.

The food drive bins were in the employee location, and Walmart has said they were intended to assist other workers who may have gone through hardships such as a spouse losing their job.

Either way, seems like if Walmart really is in the spirit of the "giving" holiday season, maybe they should "give" their employees Thanksgiving day off with a nice fat bonus to buy a big meal?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Plead the Fifth!

Could it really be coincidence?
turkey in court

Cartoon text:
Honestly Madam, do you expect this court to believe that all of your husbands mysteriously disappeared at this same time in November?

From over at:

What kind of Thanksgiving guest are you?

I think I'm probably the one taking pics of my dinner plate!
pics of thanksgiving food

Head over to Buzzfeed for The 9 Types Of People Who Show Up At Thanksgiving Dinner

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Real men eat beef!

But they call it turkey day for a reason!
real men eat beef

Cartoon text:
(Turkey being chased by man with axe): Real men eat beef!

From over at:

Take Back Thanksgiving

take back thanksgiving

Another bird of a feather in the fight against the Christmas Creep taking over Thanksgiving, is the folks over at Take Back Thanksgiving.

From their "About Us":

We believe that Thanksgiving has been overlooked in recent years. It’s becoming more and more common that Christmas decorations are on sale before the Halloween costumes even come off, that radio stations are starting to play Jingle Bells before the trick-or-treaters even have a chance to unwrap that first fun size candy bar. We think that’s a crock.

Fight on fellow turkey warriors!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Who let the dogs out?

This dog didn't want to wait for the turkey leftovers!

dog eating thanksgiving turkey

From over at:

Thanksgiving Unplugged

That little smart phone in your pocket can be pretty hard to put down, even at the dinner table.

But etiquette experts Diane Gottsman and Thomas P. Farley think that for Thanksgiving this year you should unplug those devices and enjoy the holiday meal!

They're calling it Thanksgiving Unplugged.

thanksgiving unplugged

Check out their website and facebook page!


Friday, November 15, 2013

Tricking the Chicken!

Turkeys can be pretty sneaky, this one's got ideas of his own about surviving Thanksgiving!

chicken turkey costume

Cartoon text:
(Farmer) Time for the turkey!
(Turkey handing fake turkey costume to a chicken) Dude! Put this on. It'll be fun I promise.

From over at:

Make a Change

There are quite a few Pro-Thanksgiving petitions over at telling stores to stay closed on turkey day!

Why not head over and add your voice to the cause! - Target: Take the high road and save Thanksgiving - over 300,000 supporters! - Target - Save Thanksgiving! - over 47,000 supporters! - Staples: Keep Staples closed on Thanksgiving! - over 7,000 supporters! - Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Sears Corp: Stop Thanksgiving night Black Friday sales - over 700 supporters!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gobble Gobble Moo?

The poor blind farmer and the sneaky turkeys!

turkeys mooing

Cartoon text:
(Blind farmer with axe looking for turkeys)
(Turkeys): Moooo! Mmoo! Mooo! Mmooo! Mooo! Mmoooo!

From over at:

Turkey Art! <:>==

Looking for some funny Turkey keyboard art to use for your tweets?

Here are a few we found over at



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Turkinator - I'll be back!

A turkey gets a last minute rescue from the future!

the turkinator

Cartoon text:
(Cyborg turkey talking to turkey in oven): Come with me if you want to live.
The Turkinator

From over at:

No Thanksgiving shopping in Massachusetts

Thanks to some old laws called "blue laws", there will be no Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving in Massachusetts!

The laws state that retailers can not be open and can not force people to work those days.

Sounds great! - Thanksgiving Retail Banned in MA

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

When Turkeys Revolt!

Oh no, the turkey's got the axe now!

when turkeys revolt!

Cartoon text:
When turkeys revolt...
(Angry turkey with axe): You want a piece of me?

From over at:

Give Thanks for Etsy!

There are some great Thanksgiving crafts, clothes and decorations over on Etsy.

We've signed up and made a few boards of some of our favorites! Come on over and check us out on Etsy. - RespectTurkey

Respect the turkey!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Turkey vs. Newspaper

Dogs: Is the turkey worth the punishment?

dogs turkey newspaper

Cartoon text:
(Two dogs sitting among a pile of turkey bones): What it really comes down to is a question of values... is a delicious, succulent turkey, baked to perfection, worth a few whacks on the nose with a newspaper?

From over at:

Thanks Veterans!

Couldn't have said it better myself!

veterans day thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we have.
"Veterans Day" is a day when we pause to give thanks to the people who fought for the things we have.

Pledge to not shop on Thanksgiving!

This pledge is really making the rounds this year for Thanksgiving, hopefully it makes a difference!

Why don't you take the pledge today too?

Not sure of the origin, but it looks like it came from this facebook group:

Say No To Shopping on Thanksgiving

They're already on our birds of a feather group, so hopefully they keep up the fight!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thanksgiving Jokes!

Thanks to our turkey friends over at for digging up this great turkey jokes!

Q: Why did the turkey cross the road?
A: It was the chicken’s day off.

Q: Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
A: The outside

Q: Why can’t you take a turkey to church?
A: Because they use such FOWL language

Q: What did the turkey say before it was roasted?
A: Boy! I’m stuffed!

Q: Why did they let the turkey join the band?
A: Because he had the drumsticks

Q: What did the mama turkey say to her naughty son?
A: If your papa could see you now, he’d turn over in his gravy!

Q: Why do turkeys always gobble?
A: They haven’t been taught good table manners!

Q: Who isn’t hungry on Thanksgiving?
A: The turkey, because he’s already stuffed!

@TheDailyPardon is saving Thanksgiving turkeys!

Would you pardon a thanksgiving turkey like @LordSteele did??

The Freebirds Movie crew tweets a turkey to be pardoned every day!

They tweet to a "president" of some kind, like @MattyBraps, @brookeburke and plenty of others.

That's some turkey respect!!

Check them out over on twitter: Twitter/@thedailypardon

or on their website:

Saturday, November 9, 2013

@RyanSeacrest Respects The Turkey!

Wow! Glad to know an A-lister is on board with our cause!

Ryan Seacrest (Twitter/@RyanSeacrest) tweeted this yesterday:

I feel like thanksgiving dinner is getting the shaft with how early stores are opening this year #savethanksgiving

Awesome! Respect the turkey! No Christmas before Thanskgiving!

Hurry up and buy!

Just a few of the magazines that overflowed our mailbox today!

Hurry and place your order, only 45 days for us to ship it to you!!

77 percent of Americans don't want Christmas before Thanskgiving

SOASTA Inc. just took a survey of over 2,000 adults across America, and the results are in.

Americans to Stores AGAIN: Don’t Decorate for Christmas Before Thanksgiving

From the site:

"81% of American adults think stores should not play Christmas music before Thanksgiving"

"77% of American adults think stores shouldn't put up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving"


They even did the same study last year with similar results!

America to Stores: Don’t Decorate for Christmas until After Thanksgiving

"78% of us don’t want stores to play Christmas music before Thanksgiving"

"75% think stores shouldn’t put up Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving"

Turkey Sauna

Go on turkey, check out this cool "SAUNA"!

turkey sauna

Cartoon text:
Who's the wise guy that told me this was the sauna?

From over at:

Friday, November 8, 2013

Where's that Turkey?

I know the wife bought a turkey. But where on earth did she put the bird?
where's the turkey hiding

Funny Thanksgiving comic from over at:

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts

Want a festive Thanksgiving holiday pastry with your coffee in the morning?

Then go check out the new Frosted Pumpkin Pie flavored Pop Tarts!

Pop Tarts - Frosted Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin pie pop tarts

pumpkin pie pop tarts

The Thanksgiving Game

Have some fun this Thanksgiving, and try out the Thanksgiving Game!

Years ago someone came up with a fun game for their family to play,
and now it's available as a game for other people to buy.

Check it out! The Thanksgiving Game

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pinterest is for the birds

The turkey bird is gobbling on over to Pinterest to post some fun recipes and decorations for Thanskgiving!
Come on over and check out our boards!

Thanksgiving Donuts at Zucker Bakery in NYC

If you're in NYC this Thanksgiving, stop by Zucker bakery for a new treat!

They've come up with a new Thanksgiving themed donut, featuring multiple flavors:

  • Spiced pumpkin donuts with turkey and gravy filling
  • Spiced pumpkin donuts with turkey and cranberry filling
  • Spiced pumpkin donuts with cranberry sauce filling
  • Sweet potato donuts with toasted marshmallow cream filling

zucker bakery thanksgiving donut

Apparently their inspiration was because donuts are a traditional Hanukkah treat,
and for the first time in over 100 years Thanksgiving (Nov 28) will be happening during Hanukkah. (Nov 27 - Dec 5).
They're calling it Thanksgivukkah!

The donuts sure sound tasty, so if you're in New York stop by and try one!

For more details, check out their website at

Hoops and Yoyo Thanksgiving

Have some Thanksgiving fun and games with the Hallmark crazy characters Hoops and Yoyo!

Hallmark - Free Thanksgiving games and activities from hoops & yoyo

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Respect the Reddit

Are you a redditor?

reddit respect the turkey

Come visit us over on reddit, with our very own Respect The Turkey subreddit
where you can share your own links or comments about respecting the Thanksgiving holiday,
no Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving, and just general turkey love!


Or find us through one of our other social media outlets:

- Facebook:

- Twitter: @RespectTurkey

- Cafe Press Store:

Shopping on Thanksgiving?

It's not enough for some stores that have to put out their Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving,
now several stores have said they will start their big Christmas shopping sales on Thanksgiving night!

Both JC Penny and Macy's have said they'll open shopping the evening of Thanksgiving at 8:00 PM!
PopSugar - Will You Skip Thanksgiving Dinner To Go Shopping?

Toys R Us has said they'll be open in the afternoon on Thanksgiving.
Business Insider - Toys R Us Will Open At 5 PM On Thanksgiving And People Are Freaking Out

Kmart and Sears are also expected to be open on Thanksgiving day.
NBC Bay Area - Kmart, Sears to Open on Thanksgiving Day, Stay Open All Night

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Jerky Turkey

Back in 1945 MGM and Tex Avery made a goofy cartoon about a pilgrim chasing around a turkey.

It was called Jerky Turkey!

Happy Thanskgiving!

Birds of a Feather

It's good to know that the fight to save Thanksgiving has many supporters.

Respect the Turkey isn't alone in the fight to keep the holiday alive.

We've added a new section on the side bar called Birds of a Feather for other websites or facebook pages dedicated to the Thanksgiving holiday.

If we missed your Thanksgiving site, let us know!

Check out our fellow supporters of Thanksgiving!

Respect the Bird

facebook: No Christmas Before Thanksgiving

facebook: Occupy Thanksgiving

facebook: Say No to Shopping on Thanksgiving

facebook: Thanksgiving (group 1)

facebook: Thanksgiving (group 2)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Turkey sun tan!

These turkeys are roasting themselves!

Cartoon text:
You'd better get out of the sun, Ralph... Looks like you're done.

From over at:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Turkey Trot

Stuffed full of stuffing and want to lose that turkey fat?

Lots of big cities have races on Turkey day, usually called the Turkey Trot.

Check out our list, and hit us up on Twitter or Facebook if we missed your race!

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San Francisco, CA -

Silicon Valley, CA -

Palm Beach, FL -

Tampa Bay, FL -

Tallahasee, FL -

Chicago, IL -

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Columbus, OH -

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Seattle, WA -

Tacoma, WA -

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Lady Bug E Cards - Thanksgiving

Some great funny Thanksgiving cards over at!

Check out their youtube channel as well:

Here's a funny one about a knife and a turkey doing different types of movies:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Turkey Movie - Free Birds

With Halloween over now, it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving!

There's a movie opening November 1st called Free Birds about two turkeys that travel back in time to try and take turkey off the menu for Thanksgiving!

It's got a great cast of characters including Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, Owen Wilson and George Takei!

Go check it out!