Showing posts with label Respect The Turkey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Respect The Turkey. Show all posts

Monday, November 19, 2018

T-Rex Respects the Turkey!

They say that birds are descended from dinosaurs.

Maybe the T-Rex should be the official mascot of Thanksgiving, after Ralph the Rex and his friends went after some Christmas decorations put out too early!

TRex taking on Santa - Ralph_the _Rex

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Mall of America Closed on Thanksgiving!

Halloween is over, and the Thanksgiving Season has begun!

Some great news has come from the Mall of America, where they have decided to close their doors on Thanksgiving Day to allow their workers to stay home with their families.

"We’ve been talking about this for months, looking at the numbers, looking at the pros and the cons,” said Jill Renslow, the mall’s senior vice president of marketing and business development. “We’re excited to give this day back to our employees so they can celebrate with their families."

Great work Mall of America!
Hopefully many other stores will follow suit, and Respect The Turkey!

Full article over at: Star Tribune: Mall of America takes bold stand by closing on Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Don't shortchange Thanksgiving

Over at the Pensacola News Journal ( writer Troy Moon has a great post about respecting Thanksgiving and fighting the Christmas creep.

Moon: Don't shortchange Thanksgiving

What we really need to be concerned about is the War on Thanksgiving, being waged by Christmas.

Black Friday is bad enough. But last year, the Christmas holiday season even swallowed Thanksgiving, to me, the best holiday of them all. A holiday built around family, friends, food and feasting. A day to count your blessings and enjoy the company of those you love most. But then again, some of us love the appliance aisle at the box store most of all.

Great to have another voice working to help keep the Thanksgiving holiday alive!

Check out the whole article over at
Moon: Don't shortchange Thanksgiving

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Time for Halloween and Thanksgiving

Just read a great post from Caroline Eagles blog chirish chatter over at Chicago Now:

I love America - Hallowe'en, Thanksgiving and only then Christmas

She's said in her post that in the US we celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving before Christmas, whereas in Ireland and England they start celebrating the holiday even earlier.

And it's not just the shops. The media are just as bad - Time Out London has already published its guide to the jolliest activities and events for Christmas 2015 - in June. Time Out Chicago only did its guide last year in the middle of November. I listen to a magic radio that teleports me back to Norn Iron, reminding me how to say 'now' properly and where to buy the best soda bread - and already I've heard sleigh bells, a few 'Ho Ho Ho's and the dreaded 'C' word.

Sure enough as she posted, over at Timeout London they posted a guide to enjoying Christmas, in June of this year.

(Christmas in London -

Glad to hear about people respecting Halloween and Thanksgiving and giving Christmas it's own time and place!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Respect The Turkey Tweets!

Some great tweets out there right now under the #RespectTheTurkey hashtag!

Andy Lasselle@AndySnacks
Can we put a moratorium on Xmas talk until Friday, November 28th please? #RespectTheTurkey

American Greetings@amgreetings
Are you frantically researching turkey recipes or already blasting "Jingle Bells?" Tell us if you #RespectTheTurkey!

Jen Snyder@jensnyder
This is not acceptable. It's been like this since Halloween. #RespectTheTurkey

Suzanne Sanderson@suzpeeps
Starting a movement!!! Who's with me?? #RespectTheTurkey

We agree! Tweet Tweet! I mean... Gobble Gobble!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Boycott Black Thursday

Another site has come along to join the cause for the fight to take back Thanksgiving!

Every voice counts!

Check out their facebook page over at

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Stores Closed on Thanksgiving

Quite a few stores are now joining the march to stay closed on Thanksgiving!

Thanks to some successful facebook campaigns like Say No To Shopping on Thanksgiving and the popular pledge badge that's been going around, stores are starting to listen!

Great to see such a community supporting the retail workers and helping them get a well deserved day off.

Over at Forbes they are compiling a running list:

Forbes: Costco, Publix Lead Charge As Stores Refuse To Open On Thanksgiving Day

Here's the list from the Forbes article. Respect the Turkey! :)

American Girl
Barnes & Noble
Bath and Beyond
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Burlington Coat Factory
Crate & Barrel
Hobby Lobby
Home Depot
Jo Ann Fabrics
Pier 1
Sam’s Club
Sur La Table
T.J. Maxx

Thursday, November 28, 2013

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

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

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

Saturday, November 23, 2013

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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

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!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

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

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