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There’s a widespread misconception that Thanksgiving is the biggest November holiday in the United States. Don’t worry if you’ve fallen victim to this fallacy; it happens to the best of us. Thanksgiving may sound like a pretty big deal with its parades, football, and feast of calorie-filled goodness, but it actually sits in the shadow of a much more notable holiday: Thanksgiving Eve. Unlike Christmas Eve, which is reserved for wholesome family time by the fire, Thanksgiving Eve is all about ditching your family and partaking in less-than-wholesome shenanigans that likely involve Fireball shots.