Readers Share What They’re Grateful for

Giving thanks for everything from stents to foliage to a musical dog.

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A Parade Returns to a City Thankful for Normal

About 4,500 volunteers wrangled giant balloons and threw confetti into a crowd excited to see the annual parade in person.

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Here’s Why You Always Have Room for Thanksgiving Pie

There’s a reason you turn into an eating machine on Thanksgiving. It’s biology!

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A Taste of Thanksgiving Tradition

Three Times journalists who cover food share how they tackle Thanksgiving prep and how they spend the holiday.

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A Baltimore Thanksgiving Memory

Eating had become a chore for my parents, but I was determined to make a feast. I had never given much thought to Dad’s penknife until that meal.

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N.F.L. Thanksgiving Schedule: What to Watch for Today’s Games

Thursday’s three games feature six teams coming off losses, with the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints playing in prime time.

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How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

This year’s parade will feature performers like Kelly Rowland and Carrie Underwood and will have 15 giant balloons and 28 floats.

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‘Justice Was Served’: Guilty Verdicts in the Ahmaud Arbery Case

Readers express relief. One calls it the “only rational and equitable verdict.” Also: A Covid Thanksgiving, and one in prison; children and grief.

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President Biden Arrives in Nantucket for Thanksgiving

President Biden and his family are spending Thanksgiving on Nantucket, renewing a family tradition that dates back to 1975.

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This Thanksgiving, Keep Forgiveness on Hand

As we sit down together during a difficult year, we’d be wise to consider a posture of grace 

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How to Find Common Ground With Your Most Problematic Family Members

To survive a dinner table disagreement with the people you love this Thanksgiving, don’t call it a debate, Dylan Marron argues.

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The Best Thanksgiving Movies to Watch This Holiday

First the food, then the movies. Here are five streaming suggestions for the holiday.

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What Your Flight History Reveals About Your Carbon Footprint

Google Flights now shows your carbon footprint. Will it change the way you buy plane tickets? 

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How to Celebrate Pandemic Thanksgiving, Round 2

Thanksgiving is back, but Covid hasn’t gone away. Here’s how to have a safer, peaceful and tasty holiday.

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The Thanksgiving Travel Equation Is Tough To Solve

The number of travelers this holiday weekend is expected to be close to prepandemic levels. But those numbers hide the kinds of decisions that families are making about how and where to gather. Here’s how six families are celebrating.

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Thanksgiving in a Town Built on Lederhosen and Limitless Meals

Bavarian charm, Christmas knickknacks and all-you-can-eat restaurants draw hordes every holiday season to the twinkly streets of Frankenmuth, Mich.

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What Stores Are Open and Closed on Thanksgiving 2021?

Many retailers will close their stores on Thanksgiving Day, citing safety concerns and gratitude for their employees.

#black-friday-and-cyber-monday-shopping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #shopping-and-retail, #thanksgiving-day

A Thanksgiving History Lesson, in a Handful of Corn

The cornmeal that has become a staple of the holiday table reflects millenniums of work by Native Americans — a legacy that Indigenous people are trying to keep alive.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Will Test Airlines

Thanksgiving will be the biggest test of the system’s resilience since the pandemic began, with millions more passengers than last year.

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For Those Who Feel Rejected by Family, Friendsgiving Can Be a Lifeline

For many L.G.B.T.Q. Americans, especially those with immigrant roots, traditional notions of Thanksgiving and family may not apply. The holiday offers another way to celebrate.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #thanksgiving-day, #transgender-and-transsexuals

A Spirit of Gratitude Is Healthy for Society

On Thanksgiving, consider the multiple benefits of giving thanks.

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Macy’s Parade Is Back This Thanksgiving, Without Kids on Floats

The tradition has been largely restored, but children under 12 years old will not be allowed in the parade — only as spectators.

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Target Makes Thanksgiving Closings Permanent

“What started as a temporary measure driven by the pandemic is now our new standard,” Brian Cornell, Target’s C.E.O., said.

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What We Give Thanks for and What We Say No Thanks To

The Biden bill, the Rittenhouse verdict and the fate of the Democratic majority.

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As Thanksgiving Approaches, U.S. Virus Cases Tick Upward Once More

Cases are rising again in parts of the country, but more people are traveling, and health officials have largely stopped telling people to skip celebrations.

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Five Ways to Exercise Your Thankfulness Muscles

 Feeling grateful does not always happen naturally.

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Gunfire at Atlanta Airport Was ‘Accidental Discharge,’ Officials Say

Gunfire at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Saturday was accidental, officials said, but it led to flight disruptions and a stampede of passengers.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Milestones and Mishaps

Here is a closer look at the milestones and mishaps involving the helium-filled characters that populate the holiday parade.

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Thanksgiving Forecast: Mostly Clear With Minor Travel Delays Possible

Weak storms could cause flight delays in some parts of the country but forecasters do not expect any major disruptions.

#great-lakes, #midwestern-states-us, #new-england-states-us, #thanksgiving-day, #travel-and-vacations, #weather

Biden Pardons 2 Turkeys in Thanksgiving Tradition

“Peanut Butter and Jelly were selected based on their temperament, appearance, and, I suspect, vaccination status,” the president said.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #thanksgiving-day, #turkeys, #united-states-politics-and-government

Turkey Alternatives for Thanksgiving

Maybe you don’t like turkey, or you think it’s too big or just too much work. We’ve got options to get excited about.

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How a Macy’s Parade Executive Producer Spends His Sundays

These days, Will Coss splits his time between family activities and planning the annual event that rings in the holiday season.

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Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

A little planning goes a long way to help a holiday meal come together easily.

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Feeling Anxious About Thanksgiving This Year? You’re Not Alone.

The first postvaccine Thanksgiving will be full of joy — and anxiety. Here’s how to navigate it.

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NFL Adds Mask Requirement, Increases Covid Testing

After N.F.L. cases more than doubled, the league strengthened its Covid-19 protocols and recommended teams help set up testing for families of players and team staff ahead of the holiday.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #green-bay-packers, #masks, #national-football-league, #tests-medical, #thanksgiving-day

A Beginner’s Thanksgiving: 7 Recipes That Lighten the Workload

For first-time cooks, or anyone looking to simplify the holiday prep, this special menu minimizes effort and maximizes flavor.

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A Crispy Upgrade for Cheese and Crackers

An unpretentious bar snack transformed into something sublime.

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How to Improve Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Samin Nosrat will say it: Every year, the meal is a lot of the same. Here are five ways she adds brightness, crunch, freshness and flavor.

#condiments, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #herbs, #salads, #sauces, #thanksgiving-day

12 Wines for Thanksgiving and Beyond

The characteristics that make a bottle great for the holiday work for just about any occasion. These wines not only taste good, they feel good.

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The Best Pumpkin, Apple and Pecan Pie Recipes for Thanksgiving

Melissa Clark has spent months perfecting techniques, so you don’t have to.

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For Arab Americans, It’s Not Thanksgiving Without Hashweh

The rice-based stuffing is often a centerpiece of celebrations in the Arab world, and on holiday tables in the United States.

#arab-americans, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #rice, #thanksgiving-day

Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Here’s what you need to make the end of the meal shine.

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Five-Ingredient Thanksgiving Recipes

Holiday dishes don’t need to be fussy. Keep the shopping and cooking simple so you can enjoy the day.

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Marking a Different Thanksgiving Tradition, From West Africa

Liberian Americans have a complicated relationship with their holiday that plays out in the foods they make and the ways they reflect on a proud and difficult history.

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Padma Lakshmi’s Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

The host of “Taste the Nation” and “Top Chef” isn’t a professional chef herself. That’s why her bird is stress-free and foolproof.

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The Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes Are Full of Memory

For Yewande Komolafe, the holiday is as much about learning her loved ones’ traditions as it is about the meal. She shares the recipes she’s collected.

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Thanksgiving Recipes From ‘The Essential New York Times Cookbook’ That Feel Timeless

Here are five dishes, all featured in the new edition of “The Essential New York Times Cookbook,” that will shine on your table.

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Your Easy, No-Sweat Guide to Picking Wines for Thanksgiving

The grapes don’t really matter. Neither does where it was made. So long as it refreshes and rejuvenates, it’s the perfect bottle.

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Covid Vaccines Are This Year’s Thanksgiving Conflict

As many Americans plan larger celebrations this year, the inoculation status of dinner guests is becoming a topic of conversation, concern and conflict.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #politics-and-government, #thanksgiving-day, #vaccination-and-immunization

How to Host Thanksgiving With Unvaccinated Friends and Family

We asked the experts for guidance on staying safe and keeping the peace.

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