Thangsgiving was always one of my two most favoorite holidays.
Thanksgiving is a pitch in and help day with no real expectations . It preceded a long weekend and it was in a time of year when the light would soon return. (In E. US, the daylight begins lengthening imperceptibly at the end of the day in early December, The sunrise just keeps happening later and later until about Jan 5 when It all evens out and th days become measurably longer (It all merely averages out by mathematical geodesy that we have Dec 21 as the SOLSTICE.
Christmas has always been a time of sadness for me and Ms F. (Personal reasons)
Memorial Day is my second most revered holiday for personals again