Welcome, yet again, to another round of The Holiday Season. As is typical this time of year, we’ll be here on every important day from now to January 1st to provide you confort in the shape of of a cozy, nourishing Internet thread. For those of you who will venturing in the all three dimensions of life, why not learn to make mulled wine, vegan pumpkin cheesecake or tofurkey? If you’re going to your lady friend’s family’s house, it might do you some good to check out our guide on thanksgiving-esque clothes and if you’re dining with your family, we’ve got a little advice on coming out. When you’re done giving thanks, don’t brave the horrific crowds the day after. If you absolutely must shop, stay in and support Autostraddle while you do your online shopping this year.
Before we talk about the looming dose of tryptophan, let’s take a walk down memory lane and take a look at what was going on this time last year:
“Tonight: Watching TV with my dad, he goes on and on about how he *knew* this one character was gay all along because he has great gaydar and I just silently laughed to myself, because O RLY, is that the case because WELL THEN DO I HAVE A STORY FOR YOU”
And in 2012? Well, I’ll be celebrating by trying to explain to 4-15 Spanish children why we have a holiday that celebrates turkey and correcting them every time they say “Thanksgibing.” It’s really just all glamor, all day. Since I don’t have today off, my friends and I are having Thanksgiving celmuerzo (i.e. linner) on Saturday sans turkey. I know! I’m excited too! My least favorite part of Thanksgiving has always been dodging turkey, mushy vegetables and can-shaped cranberry jell-o stuff. As much as I miss my family, I’m over the moon about making food I actually like on a holiday that’s mostly about eating. And while we’re talking about eating, I’ve got some fantastic news for all you expats our there who can’t find pumpkin. According to the New York Times, butternut squash actually makes a better pumpkin pie than actual pumpkin.
What about you? What are you doing, dreading or drinking? Most importantly, what are you thankful for?