Survey: Americans’ favorite Thanksgiving traditions

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To celebrate Thanksgiving, TripAdvisor asked Americans about their favorite Turkey Day traditions.

More than 1,200 responded and here are their answers:

Top Thanksgiving traditions:

  1. 82% indulge in holiday food
  2. 80% visit with family and friends
  3. 51% share what I’m thankful for
  4. 42% watch football games/sporting events
  5. 32% watch holiday movies/festive parades

Favorite traditional Thanksgiving food:

  1. 41% will enjoy turkey
  2. 19% will eat stuffing
  3. 10% will have pumpkin pie for dessert

Dining in vs. out

  • 85% will eat Thanksgiving dinner at home
  • 15% will dine at a restaurant that day

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  • 45% of U.S. respondents plan to take a Black Friday shopping trip, a 12 percent increase from those that anticipated doing so in 2012.