The smell of turkey roasting, and the aroma of onions and celery and sage sauteing on the stove.
No presents to buy (unless you are dining elsewhere, and are bringing an excellent hostess gift).
No religion required. Thanksgiving is for everyone!
Giant balloons flying over New York City-is this a great country, or what?
It's about good food, and being grateful. Grateful for who and what you have in your life.
One of the few days of the year, where stores are closed (or SHOULD be), and people can be with family and not be concerned with finding a parking spot at the mall.
And the last day of the year to see her:
I really need to get a fancy red track suit and some heels....