So the Brits understand why it is more important than Christmas I thought I’d do some research. So why do the Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Give presents. Fight through airports at any cost to get back to their loved ones in time for this special day. Despite the close relationship between the US and UK, started in the Thatcher/Reagan era we we really don’t understand what it is about.

So I thought I’d let Eddie Izzard explain.  Izzard is best known in the UK as an off the wall transvestite comic and appearing in the odd film. The US will know him as an actor in the The Riches in a very traditional role as a straight husband.  My  – doesn’t money change people!!

So in his alter ego he is explaining what Thanksgiving is all about.

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