Proof That Thanksgiving Is The Best Holiday Of The Year

Posted: November 24, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Earlier this week, I blogged about how this was the greatest week of the year.  It only makes sense then that during the greatest week of the year would include the greatest day of the year.  Now obviously you may consider your birthday, wedding anniversary, or even one of your kids birthday’s the greatest day of the year, but this Thursday is a day we ALL collectively (if you live in America) get to celebrate together!    

TO eliminate all future arguments, I’ve created the official Matt Riggins Blog Holiday Ranking Calculator.  Using this simple formula, we are able to figure out what the greatest holiday of the year is.

  1. Is it on the same day every year – 1 pt 
  2. Is it on the same day of the week every year – 2 pts
  3. Do we get any days off work – 1 pt for each day (assuming you don’t work for a school, or the federal government)
  4. Has commercialization ruined the “real reason” for celebrating the holiday – if so subtract 1 pt
  5. Are sports played on this day – 2 pts for pro or college football; 1 pt for basketball; 1 pt for baseball
  6. Do you celebrate with family – 1 pt for immediate family; 2 pts for extended family
  7. What type of food is served – rank on a scale of 1-5
  8. Are gifts given – 2 pts

I took an imaginary poll in my mind and figured out that the top 4 Holidays are Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.  There are other holidays that would probably end up on your list, especially if your jewish, or live in another country… but since this is my list, I’m going to assume those are the top 4.  Here’s how they ranked up against each other.

Easter

  1. 0
  2. 2
  3. 0
  4. -1
  5. 0
  6. 1
  7. 4
  8. 0

Total: 6 points

Thanksgiving

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 2
  4. 0
  5. 2
  6. 2
  7. 5
  8. 0

Total: 14 points

Christmas

  1. 1
  2. 0
  3. 1
  4. -1
  5. 1 (since football isn’t played every year, only counted basketball)
  6. 2
  7. 3
  8. 2

Total: 9 points

New Years

  1. 1
  2. 0
  3. 1
  4. 0
  5. 2
  6. 1
  7. 3
  8. 0

Total: 8 points

 There you have it folks.  It really wasn’t even very close.  Thanksgiving destroyed the rest of the field with a total of 14 points. 

So, the next time someone asks you what your favorite holiday is, just point them to the Matt Riggins Blog Holiday Ranking Calculator.  

Perhaps I missed something in my ranking system.  Let us know in the comments and we can add it into the fail-proof formula. 

Regardless of whether you agree with me or not – Have an extremely Happy Thanksgiving… and speaking of thanks, THANK YOU so much for reading my blog and being apart of this little community.

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Comments
  1. Vicki says:

    I love thanksgiving, but this year seems so different since I’m not traveling and I won’t get to see my family. But it will still be good. I have u and Nomi!! Which is unbeatable! I would have to add July 4th to that list. Another 2pts. should be added for fireworks.

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