A Decade of Thanksgiving to Remember

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, fellowship, and being thankful for the good things in your life. Whether you’re spending the holidays with family, friends, colleagues, or whomever, take the time to be appreciative that all you have. As we strive to do better for ourselves, we can forget to take a moment to enjoy the weather, companionship, our health, etc. This season, at TalenAlexander, we initially wanted to do an article highlighting our favorite Thanksgiving ads in expanding our conversation on Holiday Marketing. However, in looking at the divide across the U.S., we chose to take a different approach.

The doubts and concerns expressed by Americans in the shifting political landscape boiled over in the recent Presidential election. Taking a look back at Thanksgiving over the past decade, has helped provide us with some perspective, and we’d like to share it with you.

Thanksgiving-2006
Former President George W. Bush pardon’s Thanksgiving Day turkeys “Fryer” and “Flyer” during the 59th National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation

Former President George W. Bush pardon’s Thanksgiving Day turkeys “Fryer” and “Flyer” during the 59th National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation

Earthcam, a webcam content curation site archived the 2006 world famous, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Before SnapChat, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and basically every other social media app existed, Earthcam was a global network of cameras with, “A reputation for creating opportunities for viewers to experience events without leaving their homes.”

Named after the holiday itself, Thanksgiving, is a horror film, which isn’t necessarily on-brand with the holiday theme.

On a day when everyone is giving thanks, four friends sat down for Thanksgiving dinner. With a knock at the door, the young couples thought they were helping another person in need, but instead found themselves living a horrific experience by being bound, beaten, tortured and killed. This film is based on actual events!

While not exactly filled with wholesome values, it did earn a 7/10 on IMDB.com. Go figure.