Top 5 Best Things About: Thanksgiving


This is the story of a young woman just dreaming of a day off. Weekends were nice and coffee breaks got her through, but it was the holidays that made her squeal inwardly with joy.


OK, so it’s not so inwardly. I’ve been professing excitement for the holidays for weeks now. But now that we have a day off to stuff our faces and sleep it all off on Thursday, I couldn’t be more excited. It’s the days leading up to this vacation that are going to drag and drag.

tumblr_m2l0tlEXI21r3e62yo1_500The Best Things About Thanksgiving

1. Family You Never See Throughout the Year

Getting the family together can either be the best or worst thing about the day. No matter what, you have to say you are thankful that you made it through another year together… or else mom is going to make you sit next to your needy uncle that chews too loudly and asks you about your life plan.


2. The Bird

Turkey. I am so thankful that the pilgrims decided to use this bird in their feast. It has all of the best qualities – it’s a lean meat, it’s hilariously stupid so I don’t feel bad about eating tons of it, and it makes for a glorious, sleepy afternoon. Rock on, Tom.


You just have to accept that you are going to come into work a couple pounds heavier on Monday. Don’t worry. Everyone else will be in the same boat. If they aren’t, it just means they had a horrible holiday.


Speaking of food, that turkey doesn’t just magically appear on the table. Jump in the kitchen and get into the game! If anything, you can Instagram as you pop the rolls in the oven. Make all of your followers think you are domestic.


3. Prepping for Black Friday

Looking through the sale ads is almost more fun that standing in line at Best Buy for three days. Oh, wait, it’s so much better. Then you and your cousins can plan which stores you are going to hit up the next day. Or which stores to completely avoid because you don’t want the madness.


4. Holiday Specials

It’s the beginning of the holiday season! After the turkey leftovers are sealed and the pie is passed around, pour yourself a coffee and put up that tree. Or talk about how excited you are for your eight days of presents. We’ll be preparing our Festivus pole and brainstorming the Airing of the Grievances.


5. Getting the Day Off

Nap at 2 p.m.? I’m going to nap so hard. Watch the entire Macy’s Parade, even when Santa Claus makes his big debut? I have literally nothing better to do. Ignore work emails? Ha, you know where this is going.

emma-stone-dancing abbop tina


Black Friday Preview: Free Starbucks + Shipping for Orders Over $60

Black Friday K-Cup Sales

My first Black Friday was a blur.

I remember being small enough to get where I wanted, when I wanted. My friend’s mom took us to the mall and then to Toys R Us, after most of the the madness had died out . I was armed with my Christmas money from my Grandmother and a childlike optimism about the holiday season.

I walked out with a Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets poster and one of those pocket pets that responded to a button popping up out of his head. Jackpot. I still have the Harry Potter poster, but the pocket pup was lost in the toy box of life.

Black Friday Sales

Comparing that to last year, Black Friday was again a blur. I stayed up until midnight and then headed to Target. In an effort to get the latest Mad Men season on DVD and Just Dance 2014 for my Wii, plus a few other things I have since forgotten, I stood in line for over an hour to pay. Looking back, the only thing I really still use was a tiny tub of Vaseline lip balm I grabbed at the register.

This year, I’m boycotting stores that are opening on Thanksgiving day. Even Alpine Valley takes a day off! It makes me mad that my friends have to leave their warm Thanksgiving dinners and family board games to scan tee shirts and DVDs at Target. No deal is worth that.

Black Friday K-Cup Deals & CBTL Sale

Alpine Valley Coffee will be open for business on Black Friday, the official day of the commercial holiday. We’ll come in from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST and our online store will be open as usual.

If you’re like me, you’ll be internet shopping all weekend, culminating in Cyber Monday. We’ve put together some goodies and awesome sales for you all! So while you wait in that crazy line at Target, you can order K-Cups, CBTL, and more.

Here are the official deals* for our Black Friday sale.

All items will be $1.00 off

Free goodies bags will be added to orders over $100. Including Starbucks K-Cups, 8 O’Clock K-Cups, and more!


Stay tuned for the Cyber Monday deals, coming next Monday.

*All items and deals are subject to availability. No rain checks. Shipping is free on orders $60 and over, excluding orders that include equipment.