When it comes to Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s easy to get obsessed about the details. The holidays only come once a year and it sucks to feel like you missed out on the festivities. We all have certain traditions that make the holidays just feel like the holidays. One year as a kid, my mom tried to change up Thanksgiving dinner. She didn't feel like cooking the same old turkey and green bean casserole, so instead we had a thematic dinner. The theme was “favorite foods,” and we each chose our all-time favorite dish, and my mom cooked that instead. I can’t remember what I ended up picking (Cereal? Pop-Tarts? Whatever 12-year-olds are into), but I do remember that my mom ended up cooking a turkey anyway. That was my dad’s pick, because he couldn't comprehend the holiday without it. Thanksgiving without turkey?! Blasphemy.
I get it. As an adult, there are traditions, actions, songs, etc. that really stir up the holiday spirit in me. Christmas doesn't feel like Christmas unless I watch A Muppet’s Christmas Carol, and Thanksgiving doesn't feel quite right unless there's pumpkin pie. That's right, I said it. Pumpkin.
A lot of (crazy) people don’t like pumpkin pie, and prefer pecan. Or they prepare a nice apple pie instead. Or - and get ready because this is just NUTS - they don’t like pie at all (I'm clutching my chest as I type this)!
Let's get real: What is the best Thanksgiving pie? We want to know!
There's a bit of debate here at Curbly about with pie is the best. So far it's a 3-1 vote between pumpkin and pecan (with pumpkin the the lead!). So we want to know: Which sweet dish makes you the most thankful, and gives you all the warm, fuzzy holiday feelings? Is it pumpkin? Pecan? Apple? Chess? None of the above, and pie is simply overrated?