Happy Thanksgiving from Prime! With the upcoming days full of turkey, mashed potatoes, family and friends, we hope you have a fun, relaxing holiday weekend! Whether it’s the 4th of July, Christmas or Thanksgiving, no holiday is complete without a tradition.
The Prime team shared a few of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions – you’ll get a kick out of some of the awesome things our staff and their families do! How will you be celebrating this weekend? Let us know in the comments!
Julie: “When my husband and I first got married (almost 30 years ago!) and our parents lived over an hour apart, we asked my in-laws if it was alright to have Thanksgiving on that side on Saturday so that we could enjoy both families without having to drive and eat two meals in one day. That tradition still holds today. About 7 years ago, my mom asked if someone else could host as it was too stressful for her, so I’ve been having it for my family at my house ever since. And with the passing of my in-laws, each kid takes turns hosting it at their house on Saturdays. Some years, I host two Thanksgivings for anywhere from 15 – 30 people each!”
Shauna: “It’s a new tradition but we celebrate Thanksgiving at the lake and go to a Holiday Lighted Horse Parade the next evening – my kids love it!”
Taylor: “Get a food coma, watch football and scope out the Black Friday ads.”
Greg: “We have a crazy tradition of an annual weigh in/weigh out. No one really wants to win the traveling trophy, but the ‘golden scale’ is awarded to the family member who gains the most weight Thanksgiving Day!”
Sara: Every Thanksgiving, my husband and I watch Home for the Holidays, a 1995 movie with Holly Hunter, Robert Downey, Jr., and Anne Bancroft. It’s about family – the family we’re born to and the family we create – and expectations and the transience of time and memory. It’s funny and honest and raw, and no matter how many times I watch it, I always cry at the end.”
Suzanne: “For my family on Thanksgiving day, family, extended family, and friends gather around a rather traditional Thanksgiving table at my parents’ house in Stevens Point, WI. However, what is standing in the corner is unique to our crazy clan. Over 20 years ago, as our family grew and grandkids entered into the picture, and since many families had to be taken into consideration for the holidays, my Mom invented THANKSGIVEMAS complete with a Turkey Bush! On Thanksgiving we have a traditional meal but once all the pie has been eaten and dishes are all done, Grampy Laude has the grandkids watch a short movie while he carefully turns the Turkey Bush into a beautifully decorated Christmas tree! From that point on, it becomes Christmas with presents and all the trimmings for all that are there to celebrate. Celebrating both holidays over Thanksgiving weekend has allowed Grammy and Grampy to have their kids and grandkids around them but also allows individual families to have their own traditions on Christmas and New Year.”