I recall going to an ex's mother's house on Thanksgiving (God, this was, what, 29 years ago?) and the TV was on and they were watching college football game after college football game. Never mind that nearly no one in that family had ever seen the inside of a college. They had no dogs in those particular hunts. It was sports, and it was on, so they watched.
I was appalled
. We never, ever put on a television set during Thanksgiving or for Passover seders. You spent time with your family and you just plain didn't do that.
I'll be visiting my folks for the holiday and I'm sure we won't turn on the TV unless the food is all put away and
the dishes are in the dishwasher. Knowing my folks, it'll be a rerun of Antiques Roadshow