• 85th Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in NYC

    85th Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in NYC
    A Spiderman performer runs underneath the Spiderman balloon.
  • Obama pardons 2011 Thanksgiving Turkey

    Obama pardons 2011 Thanksgiving Turkey
    U.S. President Barack Obama pardoned 2011 Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty.

Record number of Americans travel in Thanksgiving since recession

As the United States begins Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, about 42.5 million Americans will take to the road, traveling at least 80 kilometers for the weekend, up from previous two years, giving the sluggish economy a small boost.

History of Thanksgiving More>>

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn't until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Ten sweet movies worth watching on Thanksgiving Day More>>

Pocahontas

Pocahontas

The New World

The New World

The Little Orphan

The Little Orphan

Mouse on the Mayflower

Mouse on the Mayflower

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Pieces of April

Pieces of April

Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown
Thanksgiving

Winnie the Pooh  Seasons of Giving

Winnie the Pooh
Seasons of Giving

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Planes, Trains
& Automobiles