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Show Of Hands November 19th, 2012 12:00am

Big Thanksgiving meal: before or after 3pm? (UQ)

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FrostedMin California
11/22/12 8:52 am

We always have it at noon. I know- it's pretty early.

Rosebud Ohio
11/21/12 7:04 am

I like it at 3 or 4, but we're doing it at 2pm because my mom decided she wanted to and it's at her house.

FearToFall what is this for
11/21/12 3:44 am

I'd like to do it after three, but my mom's side of the family is weird and super-anal about these kinda things.
It's ~tradition~.
And a weird one at that.

kaik12 Twin Cities, MN
11/20/12 11:56 pm

It's thanksgiving DINNER. Therefore I prefer it happens around an appropriate dinner time. Somewhere around six sounds great. :)

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
11/20/12 10:13 pm

I know someone who had thanksgiving dinner a month early - her husband is Canadian.

Hawkn Texas
11/20/12 10:02 pm

Nope the Pats will win. Easily

11/20/12 8:26 pm

Turkey makes you tired. That's a fact. Just eat at night like normal people. Then relax and watch the Jets beat the Patriots

11/20/12 4:05 pm

So what accounts for the big disparity between most folks and the under 21 set and the democrats being more inclined than the majority to eat after 3...? Interesting - odd... but interesting!

11/20/12 3:39 pm

At around 3 sounds about right

Sam95 Nebraska
11/20/12 3:32 pm

We usually have it at 2:30 then we rest a little bit and then eat dessert around 3:30 then we are miserable for the rest of the night.

11/20/12 3:17 pm

Before 3 is lunch........


11/20/12 3:12 pm

HA that's an awesome way to look at it m

11/20/12 1:39 pm

I have it for lunch, then leftovers for dinner. And again the next day.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
11/20/12 1:07 pm

it's usually at all the football fans sit in the kitchen so we can watch the game...then sleep through the next one lol

11/20/12 11:43 am

It is... But that way you get to enjoy leftovers the same day!

11/20/12 11:04 am

Before. Get to enjoy my food coma better.


11/20/12 11:01 am

Am I the only one that sees 3 as ridiculously early...?

drcynic Pittsburgh, PA
11/20/12 9:52 am

I don't have the big meal, so whenever I'm hungry, I eat.

11/20/12 8:25 am

3 PM scheduled, the late ones arrive at 3:30, with the appetizers, usually eat at half time second game!

11/20/12 8:14 am

I've already eaten a thanksgiving meal this past weekend :)

EarlyBird Portland
11/20/12 7:31 am

Do they know you well enough to add bacon to the stuffing?


11/20/12 6:39 am


gonzoboy Arizona
11/20/12 6:26 am

I visit friends that know me well enough to NOT place time constraints on me. SO, I usually show up during PRIME football viewing times! This generally happens before AND after 3:00p.m.!

11/20/12 6:01 am

We usually aim for a 2:00 dinner (in the South the big meal of the day is "dinner"). I love having it midday because there's not much time to get too hungry before, plenty of time for a nap afterward, and the leftovers come out about 8:00--YEAH!

11/20/12 5:57 am

We don't eat til 5 or 6. But the wine bottles are usually open by 3...

11/20/12 5:49 am

Where is the "both" button????

We go to my side of the family before 3 and my wife's side after...

11/20/12 5:48 am

If my family ate at 2 I'd have to eat a 2nd dinner around 8

EarlyBird Portland
11/20/12 5:45 am

We like to start around 2:00, so that we still have time for playing games, etc. before getting too sleepy.

11/20/12 5:09 am

Both, I go to my family's dinner at 11:30, and my wife's family dinner at 4

canecorso Las Vegas Nv
11/20/12 12:35 am

I usually finish cooking around 12 then we have a sit down dinner. Then all day the greedy people go graze.

11/20/12 12:05 am

Always around 2pm

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
11/19/12 11:30 pm

2 PM was always meal time at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Then we enjoyed leftovers later in the evening. If you eat later, you don't get to have that joy of sharing a second meal with the family.

dawl adulting
11/19/12 10:26 pm

All day. Start stretching the stomach early lol .

Bekka Just relaxing...
11/19/12 10:25 pm

We are planning on 3:00 pm this year.

11/19/12 10:11 pm

Hey just think, double the food on thanksgiving and two Christmas'!

Jacks29 Chicago, IL
11/19/12 10:01 pm

We always aim for 3 but ends up at 4 for so reason

grondini Mainer in NC
11/19/12 9:47 pm my parents are divorced and I have two Thanksgivings to go to. Wish this weren't the case, but, alas. ;)

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
11/19/12 9:44 pm

if you eat before 3pm then it's not thanksgiving dinner... it's like, thanksgiving lunch. we always have a cheese board and antipasto in the afternoon then we eat in the evening around 6 or 7.