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
Young Elmer Fudd wanted to serve wabbit on Thanksgiving, thankfully that tradition never caught on
The mid-20th century was full of Jell-O happy maniacs who thought outside the roasting pan and came up with this meaty monstrosity
And children once wore the skins of fallen turkeys in remembrance of their sacrifice
And they loved to go out and "play" with the turkeys the day before Thanksgiving
That's not what they mean when they say "dress a turkey"!
The only kids who hate Thanksgiving are those spoiled brats who own turkey drawn carts
But nobody loves Thanksgiving more than a tiny cowboy, because you get to rope your own giant turkey!
Kids aren't the only ones who go gaga for Thanksgiving
Some turkeys like to get all dressed up and go out on the town too
Many adults like to drink every day, but unlike a normal Thursday workday it's okay to get wasted on Thanksgiving, plus football!
People spend the entire day smelling that Thanksgiving goodness
So they work up quite an appetite waiting for the food to be done
Anticipation is part of the game, and more drinking
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?!
Some people see Thanksgiving as a relaxing break from the daily grind, as they find themselves with time to kill
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...
Some men find the art of carving the turkey to be the pinnacle of masculinity
But women can carve a bird just as good as any man
Although apparently some ladies used to get stuck staring at their reflection in the tin foil, at least according to this ridiculous old ad
Back in the day many women had to handle the hardest job of all- killing and plucking the turkey
They managed to do that, cook the meal and make dessert
All so their drunk old man can carve the bird and take all the credit
No wonder liberated women prefer to dine with their pets!
Have a fun and fancy free Thanksgiving you turkeys!
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