Turkey Day hits! Plus, GRAND Social No. 281 link party for grandparents

Turkey Day hits! Plus, GRAND Social No. 281 link party for grandparents

Turkey Day hits!

Welcome back from the long holiday weekend! I hope your Thanksgiving featured super-sized servings of good food and great times with family.

Our Turkey Day table featured a couple hits sure to make the menu as traditional favorites in Thanksgivings to come. For starters was my Cheesy Turkey cheese ball-and-crackers appetizer:

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A Thanksgiving earworm! Plus, GRAND Social No. 280 link party for grandparents

A Thanksgiving earworm! Plus, GRAND Social No. 280 link party for grandparents

A Thanksgiving earworm!

Who doesn't love VeggieTales? And who wouldn't be delighted to have this tune of gratitude stuck in their head while finishing up the final Turkey Day prep?

If nothing else, it's a sweet song to share with the grandkiddos! Here are the lyrics, just in case you do:

I thank God for this day,
For the sun in the sky,
For my mom and my dad,
For my piece of ...
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Saturday movie briefs: 5 (possibly forgotten) family faves for Thanksgiving gatherings

Saturday movie briefs: 5 (possibly forgotten) family faves for Thanksgiving gatherings

My favorite Thanksgiving film is the 1995 treat HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. It's funny and sad and sweet and sorta romantic, and it's the one and only film I must see around the Thanksgiving holiday.

I set out to share with you today not only my Thanksgiving film fave but a few other family friendly movies with a Thanksgiving theme because if your family is anything like mine, watching a film or two together during extended family gatherings is a given.

Turns out the selection of quintessential Thanksgiving movies is slim to none. Those I did find are available primarily only on DVD, not streaming, which means families must decide in advance what to watch together — and how likely is that to happen?

There are still grand options for Thanksgiving weekend...

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Personalized puzzles for pre-turkey patience

Personalized puzzles for pre-turkey patience

Savvy restaurant servers know the first task when waiting on customers with kids is to provide puzzles or coloring pages for entertaining the little ones while they wait for their food.

Savvy grandmothers and others can follow the same tack this Thanksgiving by providing personalized puzzles to pint-sized guests gathered at the table, awaiting their turkey.

The personalized part makes pre-turkey puzzles more fun — and it's so easily done.

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