Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year — and then discover once a year is way too often.
Johnny Carson, host of the Tonight Show on NBC from 1962-1990.
Thanksgiving used to be Thanksgiving, and it was its own holiday, not Christmas – Part 1. When I was a kid, you ate, and you drank, and you passed out and nobody woke you up and said, “Let’s go shopping.”
Lewis Black, Comedy Central Presents (January 2008).