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Old 10-11-10, 11:17 AM
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Happy Thanksgiving.

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving from one Canuck to all the rest on here. Don't over do the turkey as you don't want to suffer a tryptophan overdose and besides we have to leave some for the southern folks on here when they get around to celebrating next month,late as usual.
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Old 10-11-10, 11:41 AM
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I've heard the Official Canadian Turkey is known as a "jdon".
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Old 10-11-10, 12:25 PM
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Luckily- We don't have thanksgiving over here. All that overeating and drinking and getting over the hangover the next day would finish me off.

Now Christmas and New Years Eve- I am prepared for- I have booked the 10 days off over this period as "Recovery" time.
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Originally Posted by miss kenton View Post
I've heard the Official Canadian Turkey is known as a "jdon".
Ooowww...ZAP! ZING!


Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in the Great White North.
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Originally Posted by miss kenton View Post
I've heard the Official Canadian Turkey is known as a "jdon".
Eh?
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After Thanksgiving dinner I'm carb loaded for tomorrow's run. Mashed potatoes, yams, broccoli & roast turkey. According to my son I "eat like a girl" now (no seconds - I actually feel full with normal size portions).

Just waiting for the coffee to brew & then it's pumpkin pie!

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Old 10-11-10, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving from one Canuck to all the rest on here. Don't over do the turkey as you don't want to suffer a tryptophan overdose and besides we have to leave some for the southern folks on here when they get around to celebrating next month,late as usual.
I'm one of those "southern folks" but I like the idea of celebrating Thanksgiving in October. Spreads out the holidays more; better travel weather; sounds good to me!
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Old 10-12-10, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by miss kenton View Post
I've heard the Official Canadian Turkey is known as a "jdon".
..but you can call me J.T.
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Old 10-12-10, 09:46 AM
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Good one, jdon.
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Well having Thanksgiving "early" makes sense up there. It is a harvest festival not an early winter festival. I hope you had a good time.
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So, if yesterday was Thanksgiving in the Great White North, is today the start of the Xmas season and biggest shopping day of the year?
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So, if yesterday was Thanksgiving in the Great White North, is today the start of the Xmas season and biggest shopping day of the year?
Unfortunately, the "holiday season" continues to expand in duration, commercialism and expense just like in the US.

Thanksgiving is still more of a Christmas/ Hanukkah primer than the start of the holidays though.
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I grew up with Canadian ex-pats in our extended family (maternal grandfather, and father). Canadian Thanksgiving was hosted at Pappy's house on the Sunday closest to the traditional date. In November, American Thanksgiving was hosted at his brother in-law's house. Us kids just thought it was a reason for the family to get together for dinner, and watch sports afterward.
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Originally Posted by PomPilot View Post
I grew up with Canadian ex-pats in our extended family (maternal grandfather, and father). Canadian Thanksgiving was hosted at Pappy's house on the Sunday closest to the traditional date. In November, American Thanksgiving was hosted at his brother in-law's house. Us kids just thought it was a reason for the family to get together for dinner, and watch sports afterward.
Two Thanksgiving meals would be something to be Thankful for!
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I'm really looking forward to the movie "Thanksgiving", directed by Eli Roth.
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I'm really looking forward to the movie "Thanksgiving", directed by Eli Roth.
Ah, Jeez! I was searching "Front Row" looking for the theatrical trailer.
Then I Googled it. (when one eye roll is just not enough)
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Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
Luckily- We don't have thanksgiving over here. All that overeating and drinking and getting over the hangover the next day would finish me off.

Now Christmas and New Years Eve- I am prepared for- I have booked the 10 days off over this period as "Recovery" time.
Stapfam,

But this is the time of year when I am able to sit here and sip "pumkin" ale!
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It's about time to bring this thread back, and ride out for some pumpkin pie! How many days 'till Christmas**********
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Old 11-12-10, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
It's about time to bring this thread back, and ride out for some pumpkin pie! How many days 'till Christmas**********
Not enough.
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Originally Posted by J.P. View Post
I'm one of those "southern folks" but I like the idea of celebrating Thanksgiving in October. Spreads out the holidays more; better travel weather; sounds good to me!
I'm game to celebrate BOTH!

"Oh Canada . . . ."
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Old 11-12-10, 05:21 PM
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Well having Thanksgiving "early" makes sense up there. It is a harvest festival not an early winter festival. I hope you had a good time.
Zombie thread, D'oh. I realized it when I started to reply about my experience with Canadian Thanksgiving, and it occurred to me today is November 12.

About thirty years ago four of us went to Toronto for a good time three day weekend. Not only did we have to deal with Sunday Blue Laws, but everything was closed on Monday for Thanksgiving.
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What's interesting about US Thanksgiving is that it takes two days (Thursday & Black Friday), apparently making it a bigger holiday than Christmas (only one day because Yanks haven't discovered "Boxing Day," (or choose to ignore it). So in the US, Thanksgiving is when families get together for the big turkey dinner, while in Canada, Christmas & Boxing Day is when families get together for the big ham or turkey dinner, complete with "Christmas crackers" (a paper cylindrical thing where you pull on the ends and it makes a cracking sound as the blasting caps detonate, and then it dispenses a paper crown you put on your head, and a cheap little toy inside. Yeah, only in Canada. Well, maybe England too, I think that's where all this came from). One of the few remaining pieces of English-speaking Canadian culture!

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