A Wacky Collection Of Ads, Photos And Card Art From Thanksgivings Past

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Thanksgiving is supposed to be a day of giving thanks, spending time with friends and family and celebrating the wonderful bounty offered in the fall, but let's face it- sometimes Thanksgiving comes and you don't give a crap. 

That's because Thanksgiving can be a nightmare with all the family feuding, uninvited guests and the massive dinner preparation headaches in the kitchen, and all for zero gratitude or reward.

So if you're feeling as blue as a turkey's face, or you're just looking for more things to be thankful for, then feast your eyes on these cards, ads and photos from the good old days of Thanksgiving past!

Apparently pumpkins who survive Halloween hate Thanksgiving turkeys

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Young Elmer Fudd wanted to serve wabbit on Thanksgiving, thankfully that tradition never caught on

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The mid-20th century was full of Jell-O happy maniacs who thought outside the roasting pan and came up with this meaty monstrosity

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And children once wore the skins of fallen turkeys in remembrance of their sacrifice

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Kids used to get mighty excited about Thanksgiving

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And they loved to go out and "play" with the turkeys the day before Thanksgiving

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That's not what they mean when they say "dress a turkey"!

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The only kids who hate Thanksgiving are those spoiled brats who own turkey drawn carts

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But nobody loves Thanksgiving more than a tiny cowboy, because you get to rope your own giant turkey!

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Kids aren't the only ones who go gaga for Thanksgiving

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Some turkeys like to get all dressed up and go out on the town too

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Many adults like to drink every day, but unlike a normal Thursday workday it's okay to get wasted on Thanksgiving, plus football!

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People spend the entire day smelling that Thanksgiving goodness

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So they work up quite an appetite waiting for the food to be done

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Anticipation is part of the game, and more drinking

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But back in the day you had to get drunk to handle eating some of the disgusting gelatin dishes people were serving up...mmmm, tuna fish mold, don't the name just say it all?!

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Some people see Thanksgiving as a relaxing break from the daily grind, as they find themselves with time to kill

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Even cherub cheeked kids will get in on the ax-tion if you let 'em, boy those kids really used to play pilgrim right back then...

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Some men find the art of carving the turkey to be the pinnacle of masculinity

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But women can carve a bird just as good as any man

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Although apparently some ladies used to get stuck staring at their reflection in the tin foil, at least according to this ridiculous old ad

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Back in the day many women had to handle the hardest job of all- killing and plucking the turkey

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They managed to do that, cook the meal and make dessert

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All so their drunk old man can carve the bird and take all the credit

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No wonder liberated women prefer to dine with their pets!

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Have a fun and fancy free Thanksgiving you turkeys!

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As a boomer I remember what a treat it was to have a TV dinner. The fried chicken dinner was a real favorite. Turkey, gravy, corn and stuffing was popular. Anything that was already prepared in an aluminum foil dish was A-Okay with me! My family had TV trays so we could all eat in front of the tv. Now, I would never have allowed my children to eat this way. But then, hindsight...
AND you just had to sneak in a jello recipe, too? aarrgghhh!!!
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