Is Thanksgiving the best holiday? Slate’s Culture Gabfest discusses.

Is Thanksgiving Really the Best Holiday?

Is Thanksgiving Really the Best Holiday?

Slate's weekly roundtable.
Nov. 23 2016 1:03 PM

Is Thanksgiving Really the Best Holiday?

Maybe. Here’s what Slate’s Culture Gabfest thinks.

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Culture Gabfest's Julia Turner, left, Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Steve McFarland.

In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Wednesday’s edition of the Culture Gabfest, hosts Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner ask: is Thanksgiving the best holiday?

Why does Stephen think the answer depends on your age, and why is Julia so insistent that Thanksgiving is better than Christmas? And what makes Dana so skeptical about the holiday?


Lastly, what forgotten holiday might be even better than Thanksgiving?

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Stephen Metcalf is Slate’s critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.

Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Julia Turner, the former editor in chief of Slate, is a regular on Slate’s Culture Gabfest podcast.