Fortunately for turkey, Thanksgiving isn't America's favorite holiday.
That's Christmas with Thanksgiving in second.
Unfortunately for turkeys, they are on the menu for both.
So it's not a time of year when turkeys have holiday cheer.
They may be especially concerned in one of the four U.S. towns named after them.
Turkey, Texas. Turkey, North Carolina, Turkey Creek, Louisiana or Turkey Creek, Arizona.
Northern turkeys may also be on the wing in Pennsylvania if they leave near the townships of Upper Turkeyfoot or Lower Turkeyfoot.
One thing that's afoot nationwide, Americans are talking turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.
The National Turkey Federation, which no turkeys are actually members says that 88 percent of Americans gobble up turkey on Thanksgiving.
A 2012 Gallup survey found only five percent of Americans consider themselves vegetarians, in case you are wondering.
What this means, 46 million turkeys will be at the Thanksgiving table, but they won't be enjoying the meal.
They probably had a better time running wild at the first Thanksgiving celebration.
There is no proof that turkey was on the table in 1621. What was?
Venison is one possibility, my dear.
Of course, almost 400 years later, a deer for dinner could leave some passionate poultry partakers plaintiff.
But it could save time for cooks: it takes about five hour to oven bake a large stuffed turkey.
Without that, people could carve out plenty more time for cranberry sauce or sweet potatoes.
Two Thanksgiving traditions that might not ruffle turkey's feathers.
Midwest takes center stage for our last "Roll Call" of November.
In Brookville, Ohio, we've got the blue devils from Brookville High School.
Going west, in a little north to Westby, Wisconsin.
And that's where we check in with the Northman.
And in Greensberg Indiana, the South Decatur Cougars grab a spot on the roll.
That gobbles up almost all our time in this pre-Thanksgiving show.
I'm personally thankful for having the best audience at CNN.
We're going to leave you with some "I-Report" sharing what you are thankful for.
Have a very happy Thanksgiving.
We'll see you Monday.