Thanksgiving Traditions…How the FPM Community Celebrates


Sofia Pierno, Staff Writer

Thanksgiving. Celebrated on fourth of Thursday of November in America, it’s the time for family, giving thanks, and food. A popular food eaten on Thanksgiving is turkey. Add on some gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and it’s the ultimate comfort food. 

I took some time and set up a google form, and sent it to everyone who would take it. I asked 5 questions:

  1. How do you spend your Thanksgiving?
  2. What is your Favorite Thanksgiving Main Dish?
  3. What is your favorite Side Dish?
  4. Does your family host the holiday, do you go away, or do you go to someone’s house?
  5. What is your favorite Thanksgiving Show Episode or Movie?

After sending out the form and accepting answers, I got over 180 responses total! I got a variety of answers, with some I have never heard of.

*All of the following data has been collected from the Google Form, from a group of about 200 people. 

The first question was “How do you spend your thanksgiving?” Most people said “with family”. After looking through every response, this was the overwhelming majority, with only a few being different.

For the favorite food, the favorite was Turkey, with 59.3% of people choosing it as their favorite. Second place was Chicken (18.7%), and third was Ham (3.3%). Fourth and fifth places go to Pepper Pot (1.6%) and Sweet Potatoes (1.1%)

The next question was my favorite of all. Side dishes. Coming in first with the majority of 41.0% is mashed potatoes. Second place has been awarded to Cornbread, with 15.3% of votes. Third and fourth place go to Rolls (12.6%) and Stuffing (12%). Fifth is Mac and Cheese (3.2%).

Most people enjoy going to other people’s houses for the holiday (55.2%) Second place is hosting (38.8) and Third is traveling (6%).

The final question got a variety of answers. Most were “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”, FRIENDS Thanksgiving Episodes, and Modern Family Thanksgiving Episodes. 

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!