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What's that we hear on the rooftop? It must be the rules and regulations pulling a sled full of legalese!

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Thanksgiving usually revolves around a bunch of different traditions for different people. For some, it's sportsball. For others, parades. For others, a Settlers of Catan marathon! And even though eating turkey is probably the most common tradition of all, there are a ton of ways this feast meal can show up on your plate (not all of them good, as we've unfortunately learned - sorry, grandma).

So whether you'll be doing the cooking or the eating this Thanksgiving, we're guessing you have some thoughts about what makes the perfect Thanksgiving turkey.

We want to know: which aspect of cooking or preparation is the most important to you when it comes to "the bird?" Oven temperature? Seasoning? Flipping it?

Choose one from our list, or let us know in the "Other" field if it's something else! We'll be adding up all the votes to see if there's something new we need to try this year.

And, if you're not celebrating Thanksgiving, or not into eating turkey at all, let us know about one of your traditional meals (for any special occasion) in the comments!

Because there's one thing we can all agree on: no matter what you eat, when you get together with friends and/or family and chow down, it's a wonderful thing.

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