Compare and Contrast: Christmas and Thanksgiving

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Compare and Contrast: Christmas and Thanksgiving

Holidays are always celebrated no matter religion, beliefs, or culture. Some are recognized more than others but none two are as highly recognized like the cherished Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays. The pair may seem vastly different, as they are two completely separate occasions, but in actuality they do share very similar attributes. Many of the similarities and differences are about to be explained, so here goes.

Christmas like Thanksgiving believe it or not, do happen to share many traits. One major factor that the two own is the warmth and love of bringing family and close friends together. It’s the few times a year that everyone has a reason to all gather around to celebrate the holiday cheer. Sometimes just the simple fact of having the comfort of your closest family members and friends can make Christmas and Thanksgiving all that much better.

One simple eye-appealing way to make both the festivities really feel authentic is by decorating. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two very prominent holidays for bringing out all the wonderful seasonal decorations. For Thanksgiving time you might see pumpkins arranged on the front lawns or a scarecrow propped up on a tree or even wreaths made out of the fallen leaves from trees. On the other hand, around Christmas time gleaming red, white, blue and green strings of lights hanging from gutters of homes, Santa Claus and his reindeer stooped accordingly in the yard, and red and white stripped candy canes lining front walks are all quite natural to see around this time. Decorations such as these make these pair of holidays really stand out.

Food is part of the traditions for these celebrations. Well, twice a year you can always look forward to having a gigantic feast made big enough to feed an army. Although the menu varies from one holiday to the next, they both boast a big course meal. Typically, a Thanksgiving feast may consist of the...
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