Retro on the Web: Thanksgiving Edition

Well, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I for one don’t need much to get in the spirit of eating good food, watching football, and enjoying the company of friends and family.  But I know a lot of people DO have trouble getting excited for it, so to help those of you along with that, I’m presenting a whole host of retro Thanksgiving goodness from around the web for you to enjoy.  Hopefully you’ll find something here to perk you up for the coming holiday, and if not that, at the very least I hope you find something that tickles your retro bone.

The Origins of 10 Thanksgiving Traditions – Mental Floss
A Healthy Serving of the Best ’80’s Thanksgiving Specials and Videos – Rediscover the 80’s
He-Man and She-Ra Confuse Pat Sajak in the 1985 Macy’s Parade – Under Scoop Fire
13 Vintage Turkey Recipes That Would Ruin Anybody’s Thanksgiving – MeTV
23 Reasons Why Planes, Trains, & Automobiles is the Best Thanksgiving Movie Ever – BuzzFeed Rewind
Why Do the Lions and Cowboys Always Play on Thanksgiving? – Mental Floss
Look Into the Scary Past of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons – Retroist
14 Vintage Thanksgiving Foods We’re Thankful to Never Eat Again – MeTV
Watch the 80’s Thanksgiving Special That Launched Nickelodeon Animation – Rediscover the 80’s
“Jingle Bells” Was Originally Written for Thanksgiving – Mental Floss
Dino Drac’s Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe – Dinosaur Dracula
These 9 Thanksgiving Specials Will Take You Back to Childhood – MeTV
A Look Back at When Thanksgiving Was Basically Halloween – Mental Floss
Vintage Photos From the Thanksgiving Day Parade – MeTV
What Julia Child’s Thanksgiving Was Like – Mental Floss
13 Bygone Balloons You Won’t See in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – MeTV
Eat Like the Pilgrims – Mental Floss

Well, I hope you’ve found something to help get you in the mood for Thanksgiving, but at the least, I hope you enjoyed the trip down memory lane with these various looks at the holiday.