President George W. Bush paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to American troops in Baghdad on Nov. 27, 2003. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Talkin' Turkey: In the run-up to Thanksgiving, marketers and PR pros seem to compete for the title of the most creative tie-in to their own business or cause. That led us to list some notable pitches. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Passengers wait for a BoltBus to arrive during a light rain, Wednesday, Nov. 27 in New York. A wall of storms packing ice, sleet and rain could upend holiday travel plans as millions of Americans take to the roads, skies and rails for Thanksgiving. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Tuesday's forecast for the eastern half of the U.S. shows big bands of rain, freezing rain and snow. National Weather Service hide caption

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Manischewitz-brined turkey centers the Thanksgivukkah feast, surrounded by challah-apple stuffing, sweet potato bourbon noodle kugel, horseradish-spiked mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts with pastrami and pickled onions, and latkes with cranberry applesauce. Macey J. Foronda/for BuzzFeed hide caption

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Three food magazines featured a pumpkin pie finished with a bruleed top for Thanksgiving this year, according to The Bitten Word. Courtesy of hide caption

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A vegan Thanksgiving feast, featuring Tofurky Shira Golding/Flickr hide caption

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President Roosevelt celebrating Thanksgiving with polio patients at the Warm Springs Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Sufferers the Friday after the national holiday in 1938. Bettmann/Corbis/AP hide caption

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Families generally offer homogenous groupings when it comes to politics — but there's always that outlier brother-in-law or great-aunt. ClassicStock/Corbis hide caption

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All out of nutmeg? The same algorithms that predicts your friends on Facebook can also figure out ingredient substitutions for your pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving. Courtesy of Lada Adamic. hide caption

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