Canadiana in writing: a few fun facts about our Thanksgiving

At this time of year we Canucks celebrate a successful harvest and show our gratitude by gorging ourselves on a significant proportion of the produce we slaved all year to grow and store.

Our tasty pumpkin pie, complete with maple leaf decorations to establish its Canadian-ness. Those cranberries are a good idea, too. Yum.

Unlike the Americans we don’t wait until ten minutes before Christmas / Hanukkah / other winter celebrations to get this done when anywhere North American folks other than in southern states are beginning to need to put on their woolly knickers and cosy pyjamas (a.k.a. ‘pajamas‘ in North America).

We snotty Canucks prefer to do it at a time when the seasons are changing inspiringly, leaves on our trees are turning vivid gold, orange, bronze and other flaming colours, and the air has changed from the sultry, humid warmth of summer to the crisp invigoration of ‘the fall’ before it starts to freeze our private parts and make us scrape snow and ice off our cars in the mornings, as shown below. [Read more…]

Happy Thanksgiving, USA!

Have a wonderful Holiday!

Thanksgiving greetings

 

Be careful when carving the turkey…Cartoon about Thanksgiving

 

And don’t go too wild on Black Friday!

Thanksgiving article

 

 

Good Thanksgiving feast, was it? If not, read on…

A rather rude poem for Holiday “chefs” in the USA who, post-Thanksgiving, are now all cooked out. Bon appétit, if you can face it…

Funny rude poem about Thanksgiving by Suzan St Maur

THANKSGIVING AFTERMATH

Thanksgiving is over
The turkey is done
Dismembered, digested
And perfectly spun…

…into many waste products
Down sewers and sinks
In unmentionable forms
With unmentionable stinks. [Read more…]

Happy Thanksgiving, USA!

Here’s wishing you folks a wonderful Thanksgiving. (And don’t spend too much on Black Friday … remember there are more Holidays coming up!)

Happy Thanksgiving, USA!

“Thanksgiving sucks,” says turkey

Now, here is a poem for you to remind you why turkeys aren’t as fond of Thanksgiving as you are… (original author unknown)…

Why November sucks

by the turkey that got away (for a while)

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Happy Thanksgiving, Canada

Happy Thanksgiving, CanadaA very happy Thanksgiving (October 12th) to all my Canadian friends and family.

Yes, unlike our neighbours to the south we do not celebrate Thanksgiving ten minutes before Christmas.

That’s mainly because we can’t be bothered to cook two elaborate turkey dinners so close together that the dishes are hardly dry from the first before we start serving the next one. [Read more…]

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all our USA readers!

HTWB T-Giving 14

Have a peaceful, convivial time -we’re thinking of you.

 

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