Thanksgiving 2011

More Americans hunted for bargains this weekend than ever before as retailers lured them online and into stores with big discounts and an earlier-than-usual start to the holiday shopping season. RELATED: Black Friday Craziness Nothing To Laugh At A record 226 million shoppers visited stores and websites during the four-day holiday weekend starting on Thanksgiving […]

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Who says “Frosty the Snowman” has to be jolly? A man in a “Frosty the Snowman” costume was arrested Saturday during the annual Christmas parade in Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He’s accused of scuffling with police and kicking at a police dog. Sgt. John A. Dolgos tells The Star Democrat of […]

According to the American Muslim news site Illume Magazine, a conservative blogger named Pamela Gellar is upset that Butterball Turkeys have been certified halal (the Muslim equivalent of kosher). Apparently she deems these turkeys unfit for American consumption and suggested a boycott: “Across this great country, on Thanksgiving tables nationwide, infidel Americans are unwittingly going […]

Today I’m very excited to be celebrating Thanksgiving with my family. Back when ‘89 was the number, I was not feeling this holiday at all. I was working with Black Panthers trying to free Geronimo Pratt, playing Public Enemy and Poor Righteous Teachers all day and reading anything I could find by Dr. John Henrik […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A festive mood prevailed Thursday as the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through the crowded streets of Manhattan beneath brilliant sunshine. A jetpack-wearing monkey and a freakish creation from filmmaker Tim Burton are two of the big new balloons that were making their inaugural appearances. Paul Frank’s Julius […]

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is urging Americans facing tough economic times this Thanksgiving to believe in the nation’s ability to overcome its challenges.

A few years ago, I was at my Aunt Bernie’s home for Thanksgiving. All the “usual suspects” were on hand and the meal, as usual, was fantastic. It’s a bit of a drive for us, and it was super cold outside, but it’s always worth the drive. My aunt’s home is very nice. Among other […]

WASHINGTON – Count your blessings this holiday season. It’s good for you. While it seems pretty obvious that gratitude is a positive emotion, psychologists for decades rarely delved into the science of giving thanks. But in the last several years they have, learning in many experiments that it is one of humanity’s most powerful emotions. […]

This Thanksgiving, NBA fans will be less grateful than usual. The NFL will remain in the limelight this holiday as the NBA remains inactive during the lockout. Per tradition, the NFL will present a Thanksgiving Day triple header. The first game scheduled for lunchtime at 12:30 PM EST, the second at 4:15 PM EST, and […]

LOS ANGELES — Kim Kardashian, Blair Underwood and other celebrities served up a Thanksgiving day meal to the homeless in Los Angeles.

By this time tomorrow, many of us will be smacking our lips and filling our bellies. We’ll have the freedom to go to church to celebrate Thanksgiving, or not. And, if we want to take a YouTube jab at an elected official we don’t care for, we’ll be able to do that, too. But too […]

Thanksgiving is unquestionably my favorite holiday and I’ll give you one guess why. Give up? It’s a holiday all about food and family, what I enjoy in life the most.