So what time do you have it?

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  1. swansong1

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    I heard this discussion on the radio today. What time to you have Thanksgiving dinner? And why is it called dinner if you have it early in the afternoon? The people on the radio suggested calling the meal "linner" or "dunch" :)

    So, what time do you have Thanksgiving dinner?
     
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    My sister and I were just discussing this! Her son gets off work at 6 (not retail thank goodness, but essential personnel at a chemical company), so we're planning to eat around 7:30 to give him time to get home and shower.

    We'll have a breakfast casserole that morning, and snacky bits all day. Probably WAY too much food!
     
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    2 in the afternoon.
     
  5. ChristyF

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    We normally have it around 1:00, but my sister has to work and will be home later, so we're having supper instead. We were planning our day and my niece declared she got to choose dinner (lunch) since she's the youngest, so we'll be having chilli dogs, lol. My dad is diabetic, so we have to have a real meal for him. Most of the rest of us will snack all day as we cook, so we'll probably skip the chilli dogs. ;)
     
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    Usually, we eat around noon. My husband's aunt and uncle both work at a newspaper so they usually have to go in around 3:00. We have several family members who are in the medical field, so logistics tend to get crazy balancing all the work schedules.
     
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    Early afternoon. I don't engage in arguments about what to call it...it's family, food, tradition...dinner.
     
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    Same here...generally around the above time.

    I assume w/ stores opening this year at 5pm, most families will start eating earlier than usual.
     
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    Later, like 7 or 8 pm.
     
  10. TeacherGroupie

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    Traditionally, the big meal of the day was the noon meal, and it was called "dinner"; the evening meal was "supper", and it was smaller. So having "Thanksgiving dinner" in the afternoon isn't incorrect etymologically.
     
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    We are eating at 5 this year (the only time the restaurant had left and we called only 30 minutes after they posted it online!!). Sometimes it's earlier and sometime's it ends up being later.
     
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    1 or 2 usually. We call sit down lunches dinner and the evening meal is supper.
     
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    We are eating at 2:30 this year. Most years, it usually falls somewhere in the 1:00-3:00 range, depending on if anyone is trying to make it to two different family dinners or if anyone has to work. The plus side of eating early is that there is still time for leftovers around, say, 7:00 or 8:00.
     
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    We eat whenever everything is ready. Sometimes that may be 12 or 1, other times it may be as late as 3.
     
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    All my life? 1. We've always spent it with my grandma and her two little sisters. But the one sister died about five years ago and my grandma died about four months ago, so it's just the one sister and her family left, so we're bailing on that sister now. My brother is working on Thanksgiving day, so it'll just be me and my mom.

    What does that mean? Whenever we feel like it.
     
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    I always made dinner to be ready around 6 pm. (In my country we don't have Thanksgiving, so this is for the past 17 years or so). It wasn't until about 10 years ago that I had learned that not everyone eats it at dinner time, some eat 'dinner' at 2 pm. I thought that was strange :)

    Since then we had dinner at 4 pm, and we'll probably do that this year as well, I think the earlier, the healthier.
    But it's only my daughter and I, so we could really eat anytime.
     
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    We've eaten our Thanksgiving meal at 1pm ever since I was a kid.
     
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    We usually eat around 5pm. This year we'll be having Thanksgiving "lunch" since my esposo and I leave on an airplane at 5pm!
     
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    The older generations still call the noon meal dinner where I grew up.

    We eat around 12-1, depending on when things get ready.
     
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    I don't know anyone who will be adjusting their mealtime so that they can go shopping afterwards. I sure as heck won't!
     
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    My gram used to do like a 3pm...which hubby & I hated because we would say is it lunch or supper... We called it lupper... Lol! We have the past few yes either did it between 12-1 or later like 5 or 5:30. This year noonish is or time!
     
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    We have it around noon, which is dinner. Regional thing, I guess. It's breakfast, dinner, and supper.
     
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    I know many older people who called the noon meal dinner. I catch myself saying it sometimes and my kids always say "you mean lunch!" My husband will be working the earlier part of the day, so we'll probably eat later in the afternoon. It's just our little family this year. No one is coming to visit and we aren't going anywhere. We're traveling during Christmas break instead.
     
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    It depends on the year, definitely noon or after but before 7pm.
     
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    Typically my family eats around 2:30, but this year we ate closer to 1:00. On Friday we went to Sweet's family dinner (6:00) but they generally eat Thursday evening. Not sure, but I'd guess it's called dinner because traditionally dinner was the mid-day meal and supper was the evening meal.
     

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