Reading While Eating for Nov. 20: Countdown to Turkey Day

In today’s must-read links for your lunch break: Everything you need to know for Thanksgiving 2012.

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The Texas State University Strutters of San Marcos, Texas rehearse for the 86th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 19, 2012 in New York City.

What To Eat Before The Big Meal: We would have gone with absolutely nothing, but bacon is recommended, so we can live with that. (Healthland)

41 Delicious Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes. If you’re into that sort of thing. (BuzzFeed)

The First Thanksgiving Didn’t Actually Take Place in America. Allegedly. (Mental Floss)

All The Black Friday Deals. Like, literally. Your eyeballs will fall out before you finish reading this list. (Gizmodo)

Is Black Friday Worth It? Apparently, no. Especially if you’re in search of some jewelry—many stores actually raise prices for sparkly goods during the holiday season. (Lifehacker)

Is Working on Thanksgiving The New Class Divide? With a growing number of stores opening on Thanksgiving night to kick off Black Friday sales, more and more Americans are having to work on what has traditionally been a much-needed day off. (TIME Ideas)

A Broken ATM in Scotland Accidentally Pays Customers Double. Now there’s something everyone can be thankful for. (The Daily What)

McSweeney’s to Host Radio Drama Featuring Wayne Coyne on Nov. 24. A perfect thing to listen to while you eat your seventh leftover turkey sandwich of the weekend. (Flavorwire)

TurBaconEpic Thanksgiving: This is a couple years old, but it’s important to remember the holiday food genius that the folks at Epic Meal Time once brought forth. (YouTube)