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Family tops poll question

Sunday, November 23, 2008

On Thursday, the dinner table will be filled with all kinds of goodies, from turkey to pies, dressing and cranberry sauce, football games and maybe even a nap.

Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving Thursday and The Brazil Times wanted to know what is the best part.

The Times recently asked online readers, "What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving Dinner?"

Six different options were given to respondents, including

* Turkey,

* Mashed potatoes,

* Dressing,

* Pumpking pie,

* Being with the family, or

* Other.

A total of 278 readers responded to the poll question. Among the voters, a total of 157 (56.5 percent) said being with family was the favorite part.

A total of 34 respondents (12.2 percent) said turkey was the favorite while 30 respondents (10.8 percent) chose pumpkin pie.

A total of 23 (8.3 percent) chose dressing, while 20 (7.2 percent) chose other.

Fourteen respondents (5 percent) said mashed potatoes were the favorite.

Seven respondents also commented on the poll.

One said, "Mom's homemade noodles," while another said. "Cranberry relish made with fresh cranberries and orange marmalade."

Another said, "Love that idle time just hanging out with my family," while another said, "I just like the food all together. Plus, this year is my son's first Thanksgiving, so I am looking forward to the memories. Also, I like the fact all the family comes together for the holidays," while another said, "I also really love pumpkin pie and homemade rolls. Yum!"

Antoher reader simply stated, "football."

The Times current online poll deals with the Christmas tree.

The Times is asking online respondents "Do you already have the Christmas tree up?"

Respondents are given two options, including:

* Yes. I love the holidays, or

* No. We wait until after Thanksgiving.

Just the facts


What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving Dinner?


* Being with family -- 56.7 percent (157 votes),

* Turkey -- 12.2 percent (34 votes),

* Pumpkin pie -- 10.8 percent (30 votes),

* Dressing -- 8.3 percent (23 votes),

* Other -- 7.2 percent (20 votes),

* Mashed potatoes -- 5 percent (14 votes)

Current question

Do you already have the Christmas tree up?


Yes. I love the holidays,

No. We wait until after Thanksgiving.

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