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16 Reasons Thanksgiving Is Just "Christmas Season Eve"

TOSS THE TURKEY, DECK THE HALLS.

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1. It prepares your stomach for the marathon of holiday eating that's ahead of you.

2. It's great to use as an ice-breaker so news about your life won't cause shouting matches at Christmas time.

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3. You gotta practice giving "thanks" before you give gifts, after all.

4. Since you're home, you can model which pajamas make you look the cutest before all your photos on Christmas morning.

(Hint: not the ones with the butt fuzzies.)
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(Hint: not the ones with the butt fuzzies.)

5. Your family pet can start the "putting up with you again" process before the longer trip home next month.

6. You can plan when to bingewatch your fave shows so your priorities are in order and you don't overbook your Netflix sched.

7. You can use this forced family food time to not-so-subtly figure out what people want for Christmas, as well as...

8. ...not-so-subtly drop your own hints about what presents you want this year.

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9. Plus... SALES. ON. EVERYTHING.

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10. Start practicing your awkward smiles and generic answers to vague questions from family members.

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"HAHA, WHAT IS A GAMERGATE I DON'T KNOW GOOD QUESTION PASS THE PEAS."

11. You can take some time to plan the quickest route from the Dairy Queen to the Target in your hometown that won't make you run into your ex.

12. You can look forward to the cute and useful creatures who help you celebrate Christmas, rather than the ones of nightmares you're forced to ritually sacrifice for Thanksgiving.

13. It's a great time to program your grandparent's technology so you don't have to worry about it (as much) over Christmas.

(Hint: stop buying them technology anyways, because you end up working with it for than they do.)
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(Hint: stop buying them technology anyways, because you end up working with it for than they do.)

14. You can OFFICIALLY start listening to Christmas music immediately after Thanksgiving's over, and no one can give you crap about it.

15. Plus, since there aren't any great Thanksgiving songs to worry about, midnight starts your jam session!

16. You can immediately start decorating for Christmas since, like, there's basically no giant Thanksgiving atmosphere to dismantle. DECK THOSE HALLS, Y'ALL.

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