Christmas or Thanksgiving, which is better for families to get together?
November 15, 2006 2:12pm CST
Which holiday out of Christmas and Thanksgiving do you think you get more quality time with your family out of? While Christmas is great, I think the family socializes more on Thanksgiving. On Christmas you have the presents, going from house to house, etc. Sometimes you are so busy you don't get time to socialize with everyone. I know personally our family has to go to 3 different homes on Christmas day. Thanksgiving seems a bit more laid back. What do you all think?
27 Nov 06
Being a filipino immigrant here in Canada:)+. Our family doesn't think Thanksgiving as a big day. In the Philippines we don't have thanksgiving day and we don't eat turkey:) ehehhehe...we eat roasted pig and chicken instead if there is big celebration like Christmas. Being said that, Christmas is better in our family:)+ and we celebrate it big time:)+
28 Nov 06
Well respect yes we respect:) as much as we want to be respected as how we eat. We eat differently. But to celebrate it big time nah...we don't do it. We celebrate thanksgiving here earlier than in the USA. Yes we celebrate it but so far, we didn't have turkey:)
• United States
28 Nov 06
In my opinion, both holidays are Family holidays. Some get together for one or the other but they get together eventually. It would depend if you enjoy traveling in winter weather (Christmas) and visiting multiple family members after shopping for gifts for them, or if you'd prefer just to go out eating. Seems to me for Thanksgiving the "elderly" visit family members, the younger ones do the visiting on christmas.
10 Dec 06
coming from a family of Taoist..we dont really celebrate thanksgiving and christmas...and the only time that we can have a family reunion dinner is on Chinese New Year Eve reunion dinner where it's a must for everyone to come back for the dinner. It's a rare opportunity to see everyone eating dinner at the same table with the hectic schedule and all that...so i'm always looking forward for the reunion dinner