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Which holiday meal has the better food: 4th of July or Thanksgiving?

Each holiday has a legendary menu. Some see the Fourth of July as the unsung hero of holiday meals, offering a backyard barbecue supplemented with desserts like apple and cherry pie. Thanksgiving has its own following. Lovers of the fall holiday bring their stretchy pants to the dining room, looking forward to seconds (and maybe thirds) of turkey, yams, and pumpkin pie. Which meal gets you more excited? 

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There is something special about a summer cookout–something almost divine. The sun is out, the water is warm and the grill is fired up for burgers and hot dogs. See how much this classic Fourth of July meal gets you salivating: 

1. Hot Dogs
2. Hamburgers (veggie burgers too!)
3. Grilled corn
4. Watermelon off the rind
5. Potato salad
6. Baked beans
7. Slaw
8. Cherry pie 

The fall season may have pumpkin spice madness to brag about, but there are infinite cocktails, desserts, and salads you can create with red, white and blue as your inspiration. Some have even dared to put a flag inside a cake or on top of a pie.

The Fourth of July and its foods are light and happy. Thanksgiving dinner weighs you down mentally and physically. No one talks politics at the July Fourth barbecue; instead, you get to enjoy a cold beer on the porch while watching fireworks. Think about it. 

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Thanksgiving is everyone's favorite meal. There is no other holiday where everyone is universally excused from giving up all self-control. Whatever your traditions may be, Thanksgiving is a reason for people to come together; strangers and old friends alike can join hands and give thanks for anything they choose. Of course, no one should need a holiday to give thanks, but celebrating such a sentiment with a delicious meal doesn't hurt this holiday's appeal. 

Check out these Thanksgiving highlights: 

1. Turkey 
2. Ham 
3. Endless bread and rolls
4. Green bean casserole (with crispy onions)
5. Sweet potato casserole (with marshmallows of course)
6. Mashed potatoes 
7. Stuffing
8. Pumpkin and pecan pie 

Fourth of July foods are for the faint of heart. The only fruits you will find on the Thanksgiving Day table are the pumpkin decorations. Once Thanksgiving is over, you'll have leftovers for days, and that turkey sandwich on Black Friday is almost better than it was the first time. 

FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Which holiday meal has the better food: 4th of July or Thanksgiving?
#TeamJulyFourth
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamThanksgiving