Stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie are all dishes native to the Americas or introduced as a new food source to the Europeans when they arrived in the New World.
Charlie Brown and Sally are preparing to go to their grandmother's place for Thanksgiving dinner when Charlie Brown gets a phone call from Peppermint Patty, who invites herself over to Charlie Brown's house for the holiday. Two quick subsequent phone calls add Marcie and Franklin to the guest list.
On December 26, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a joint resolution of Congress changing the national Thanksgiving Day from the last Thursday in November to the fourth Thursday. Two years earlier, Roosevelt had used a presidential proclamation to try to achieve this change, reasoning that earlier celebration of the holiday would give the country an economic boost.