Here is Gary Hull's annual Objectivist defense of Thanksgiving.
This year we can read the opposite view, No Thanks to Thanksgiving by Robert Jensen (thanks to Right Wing News for pointing this one out). This New Leftist says:
"One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting."
Just think, if John Kerry were President, Professor Jensen might have some won some sinecure in the bureaucracy, Vice Undersecretary of Anti-American Self-Loathing. Or something.