I work 12 months out of the year and don't have full vacation breaks like teachers (2 week winter break, 2 week spring break, etc) including summer. Teachers come back and ask us how our summer was, "oh it was great! I was still here, working!" I cry a little inside when they ask.
I really enjoy Thanksgiving because it's the first real break I've had since Labor Day (beginning of september for you UK folk). The school system I work in doesn't take off columbus day or veteran's day so I literally haven't had a break from work in almost three months
Yeah, that's how I feel. Thanksgiving is just "time off and eat a lot," whereas Christmas is "time off, eat a lot, enjoy the spirit, listen to shitty music, give and get stuff, and generally be happy." Happy Thanksgiving anyway, though.
yeah, thanksgiving is just shitty christmas really. it lacks the cheer and spirit christmas brings, and its a lot more stressful. plus the season itself is shitty. thanksgiving always happens during the ugly part of fall where it's not snowed yet and everything is brown and gray and depressing.