Thanksgiving is coming up and as much as we enjoy Thanksgiving food, we don’t always appreciate visiting relatives. But if you’re stuck in a bad situation, why not make the best of it? Here are five things you and your family can do on Thanksgiving to truly appreciate the holiday.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
The Thanksgiving Macy’s parade is a tradition in some households. The parade itself always has new floats and popular singers to perform on top of those floats. From watching as a kid to watching as a college student, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is both relaxing and exciting. Macy’s also saves the best for last. Seeing Santa at the end of the parade brings joy to most kids watching the spectacle.
Netflix has many holiday-themed movies that can easily distract your younger siblings, cousins, or even loud adults. Netflix is great way to binge watch or keep the younger family members busy while the feast is still cooking. Select a movie everyone can agree on and try to enjoy the company you’re with. If no one can agree on a movie, the second season of “Stranger Things” has just come out so it’s a great time to introduce the show to everyone there and get them addicted too.
“Just Dance” is an interactive dancing game that will have the whole family active and laughing. The video game can be played on PS3, PS4, the Nintendo Switch, or an Xbox One. Besides keeping everyone off their phones, you’ll see who can truly ‘bust a move’ in your family.
Certain families have issues with cellphones during the holidays, but a good way to have fun this Thanksgiving is to take a selfie with grandma using one of Snapchat’s various filters. The creative filters that Snapchat has will bring your younger relatives to tears of laughter. Snapchat also doubles as the family pictures your mother always wants before the relatives have to leave.
Try playing “Uno” with the family this year. As much as some of our families can be competitive, “Uno” is a great way to enjoy each other’s company. The card game can be played with up to 10 people. The joy of Uno is hitting that one family member you dislike with a ‘Draw 4’ card. The game of “Uno” also works to keep your cousins and siblings out of the way of ‘grown folk’ conversations. This way no younger relatives will hear any inappropriate conversations or jump into a conversation they were not invited to.