I just want to say, if you neglect Thanksgiving, you are missing out on one of the truly American holidays.
What a shame that other stores can't be like Nordstrom's Department Store, and wait until after Thanksgiving to start bombarding us with "Christmas items". Even food stores are displaying baked goods and candy that would surely be stale by Christmas.
After all it is still only the first part of November - still Autumn, still a month and a half until December 25th, and still several holidays and traditions to go before Christmas. Take time to enjoy each one of them. I think you'll be glad you did.