Thanksgiving Day, celebrated today in the United States, began as a religious festival celebrating harvest and the end of winter. In popular culture, however, the day has become associated with family dinner (Turkey and Apple Pie) and two day sales at stores like Target. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) has provided a connection between the spiritual and the secular experiences of Thanksgiving with this Vox Pops commercial.
Random people on the streets of New York City share a variety of grateful responses to one simple question: What are you thankful for? Dallin H. Oaks, American attorney, jurist and religious leader, uses the Fiddler on the Roof song, “If I were a Rich Man”, to consider the impact of aspirations for wealth.
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