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Here are the answers to your holiday questions and memes

As happens every November, I saw heated debates pop up on social media this week, tearing families apart and threatening our mental health. They're not memes or post questions about politics, or COVID regulations, or even the validity of "Die Hard" being categorized as a Christmas movie. They are posts about how people from different… Continue reading Here are the answers to your holiday questions and memes

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The birthplace of Thanksgiving isn’t where you thought it was, historian says

The following post is a guest blog by Wil Elrick. During this time when traveling is difficult, he is writing about places on our bucket list. Raise your hand if you knew that the birthplace of Thanksgiving was controversial. Yes, mine is raised also. In my investigating all things Thanksgiving for our weird bucket list… Continue reading The birthplace of Thanksgiving isn’t where you thought it was, historian says

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Don’t knock canned cranberry sauce, y’all

Below is an excerpt from a column that was published on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to be directed to the full column now or follow the link at the end of the excerpt. Last year, a columnist wrote on It's a Southern Thing that canned cranberry sauce "is the devil." While I fully respect other… Continue reading Don’t knock canned cranberry sauce, y’all

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This bucket-list place teaches us all about our American origins

The following post is a guest blog by Wil Elrick. During this time when traveling is difficult, he is writing about places on our bucket list. By Wil Elrick I am convinced that Thanksgiving has “middle child syndrome”. Can you imagine having the younger brother of Halloween and the older sister of Christmas? I mean… Continue reading This bucket-list place teaches us all about our American origins