The Most Important Lessons Learned from 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'

It wouldn't be the holidays without Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, though it likely pains ol' Chuck to admit it. Despite his aversion to making merry, Charlie always seems to realize the true spirit of celebration. It's part of his larger quest to uncover the underlying meaning of life. His life, that is.

With Thanksgiving just two days away, and the late cartoonist Charles Schulz's birthday today, here are 11 of the most important lessons to take away from Charlie Brown's unforgettable Thanksgiving:

1. Girls dig football too. If you have any doubt, you could get tripped.

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2. Show the holiday spirit. Remember cards? Remember mail?!

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3. Be bold. If you have a crush on someone, invite yourself to their Thanksgiving dinner. It's a level of commitment they'll never expect.

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4. If you do invite yourself over for dinner, you don't get a say in what's served. This means you could be eating popcorn and toast.

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5. Don't let other people get you down over your cooking. Nine times out of 10 they're in love with you.

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6. Keep it casual. Wear something comfortable, or perhaps the same thing you wear every single day of the year.

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7. Help with meal prep. If you're the chef and you want to entice people to lend a hand, turn on Ellen's "I'm Gonna Make You Dance Jams" and make it a real party.

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8. Beware of heated surfaces and appliances. Your ear could catch on fire.

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9. Show off your good manners. There could be added benefits.

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10. Call your grandma if you're going to be late. Don't call your mom.

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11. Just be thankful for being together. That's what they mean by "Thanksgiving," Charlie Brown.

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