Friday, July 24, 2009

Should you wear French maid costume or school girl costume?

H for Hot and Hot for Halloween! Surely, the spirit of Halloween has changed to a considerable extent. Not only can you see a change in the way of celebration but you can also see a great deal of change in the outfits. The trend has moved from scary dressed to a totally new type of outfits, which are sexier, raunchier, and naughtier. The most popular dress codes include the French maid costume and the sexy school girl costume.

For boys, things are much the same but not for girls. It is strange but true that costumes for girls have changed from ghoulish and girlish to revealing and racy. To know what it means, just have a look inside a costume shop selling Halloween costumes. You will be amazed to see that saucy witches are more in demand as compared to scary witches.

Well, that’s a change in trend – a revolutionary change in fact. Where there were girls wearing cool dresses, now there are girls wear hot dresses. The difference in "cool" and "hot" is nothing but the size of skirt and shirt. Show more skin and you will be hot. Enough of rhetoric, but the simple thing is that Halloween is no longer the same as it was in your grandma` s time. If you want to keep up with the current trend, you need to find a right outfit for this Halloween and what could be better than a French maid costume or a sexy school girl costume.

Both these costumes are wonderful for showgirls but let's find out the better option. For French maid costume, the demand is still high. Lots of girls want to wear it on Halloween. One big reason why you must opt for this great costume is its resemblance with traditional Halloween costumes. In many of the horror movies, you can see girls wearing a French maid costume. When you use a right dress in black color with right accessories, it doesn’t only make you look sexy but also helps you to wear what you are supposed to wear on Halloween.

On the other hand, sexy school girl costume is more on the sexier side. It might not be the best choice for Halloween, especially if you think you must wear something scary and gloomy to fulfill the requirements of Halloween, but it is in demand nevertheless. Sexy school girl costume is more in fashion because a wide majority of girls now likes wearing skimpy and sexy costumes. Sexy school girl costume is just to go with the trend.

After reading these particular details you must have understood that both costumes have their own value and place. But, the choice of dress depends upon your preferences. If you just like to look sexy like everyone else, there is nothing as amazing as sexy school girl costume. But, if you want to have the best of the both worlds, you must get French girl costume as it is not only sexy but also quite close to the traditional Halloween costumes. So, it's all about choice and the choice is entirely yours!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Superheroes And Movies Characters For Adult Halloween Costumes

Adult Halloween costumes are just as great-looking as the ones kids wear nowadays. Wearing a Halloween costume, one can go from a regular guy to an amazing airline pilot or a male trooper. The choices abound and the truth is that the prices are more than appealing. Let’s see what other types of classic costumes are in style right now!

Do you like stories? How about fairytales? Many people prefer adult Halloween costumes that remind them of the stories they read when they were little. This is probably one of the main reasons why the Hansel Halloween costume is in high demand right now. The Big Bad Wolf, the Indian Warrior and the Cave Man are just as popular, being considered classical choices. But the options do not stop there. One can also choose to come costumed as a ladies’ man, a simple mailman or even as the great Nero. Talk about some cool choices!

One of the most interesting categories that virtual stores offer to their clients is the one for Super Heroes. If you’ve always pictured yourself as Batman, then there’s no better time than the present to purchase such a Halloween Costume. You will definitely make an impression appearing like your favorite movie character. Is Spiderman your favorite? Then take a look at the adult Halloween costumes that depict this popular comic’s character. Other popular costumes remind one of Superman, Iron Man or the Incredible Hulk. For one night, you too can be a superhero. Which one do you like best?

Superhero costumes are perfectly suited for Halloween, with Wolverine, Captain America and Thor sitting at the top of the popularity list. Adult Halloween costumes also depict well-known characters from Justice League, Hercules or Robin. If you are a movie enthusiast, you can opt for a costume that reminds one of famous actors and the roles they’ve played. We are talking about a Halloween costume from the movie 300, an adult costume that presents you as Ken (Barbie’s partner) and even one showing the infamous Freddy Krueger from a Nightmare on Elm Street. These are just few of the choices you have and come to think of it, they are really amazing.

Think of all the great movies you have seen. Then take a look at the adult Halloween costumes that specialized stores put to the disposal of their clients. Among the most appealing choices, you have the Dark Knight from Batman (scary and imposing), Borat (unique, there’s no doubt about it) and Willie Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You can purchase Halloween costume and appear as Elvis, the Dare Devil or even as the Grinch who stole Christmas. And if you really want to go all out, then you have a CSI Jumpsuit available for purchase online. Nobody move anything, this is a crime scene! Does it sound familiar?

Whether you come costumed as an actor from Grease or the Incredible Hulk, you are going to have tons of fun at your Halloween party. It makes all the difference in the world to wear a costume and take pleasure in seeing what other people have decided to costume themselves into.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Scary Movies for Halloween

I'm celebrating Halloween once again by offering an alphabetical listing of the best classic scary films ever made, along with links to help you purchase them if they're available. (All links have been updated as of 2006.) In keeping with the theme of this site, I've listed very few films made after the 80s, but it's hard to avoid the breakthrough sci-fi and horror films made during the late 70s and early 80s. There are also some special horror/sci-fi sites listed in the Classic Films Horror/Sci-Fi Movies list. I've added many new ones to the list this year. Your suggestions, of course, are always appreciated -- just don't ask me to include anything made in the past few years!

* Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
First on the list alphabetically, but shouldn't be the first one you see, because much of the humor is in knowing something about the various monsters and watching how the boys play off them. Very funny, and even scary.

* The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Before "Seven," there was "nine" -- the nine biblical plagues, which Dr. Phibes visits upon his victim in one of the best of the Vincent Price horror movies.

* Alien (1979)
In my opinion, this movie has one of the most frightening alien monsters ever created. Sigourney Weaver is a great heroine, smashing the mold of the helpless damsals in distress of the traditional gothic horror films.

* The Birds (1963)
Leave it to The Master to turn a flock of birds into malevolent monsters.

* The Black Cat (1934)
A psychological horror film based on a Poe story, the first joint effort for Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Read the review by Tim Dirks of The Greatest Films site.

* Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Considered even better than the original, the movie boasts a great campy performance by Elsa Lanchester.
Review by Tim Dirks.

* Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)
A very nice little low budget, black and white horror film based on Fritz Leiber's novel Conjure Wife. Known as Night of the Eagle in the UK.

* The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)
A stunning experiment in cinematic surrealism and psychological horror that set the tone for many later works. Werner Krauss stars as the hypnotist/showman who travels through a weirdly distorted German countryside and unleashes Cesare, his somnambulist slave, on the townspeople.

* Carnival Of Souls (1962)
A car plunges off a bridge, and a young woman emerges, apparently unscathed. Wandering off, her odyssey takes her to a strange small town and a carnival pavilion whose patrons walk the line between the living and the dead. Director Herk Harvey's atmospheric low-budget chiller has achieved a cult following. (Includes both the original black-and-white and the newly colorized versions.)

* Curse Of The Demon (1956)
A psychologist and occult "debunker" played by Dana Andrews finds himself up against a centuries-old blood cult attempting to bring a demon to Earth, and must use lots of skills to pass the runes. Directed by Jacques Tourneur (Cat People). (Includes both the American version and the complete, restored British version, alternately titled Night of the Demon.)

* Dawn of the Dead (1978)
George Romero's popular follow-up to his seminal 1968 zombie flick, Night of the Living Dead.

* The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
This breakthrough film set the tone for many sci-fi flics which followed. Its intelligence and theory that humans are more of a threat to the universe than vice-versa were refreshing for the times.

* Dead of Night (1945)
This British film consists of five interwoven stories, all of which have been ripped off more than once, particularly the one about the ventriloquist dummy.

* Dracula (1931)
Bela Lugosi's signature performance as the great vampire.

* Dracula (1979)
Frank Langella did such a great job in this film, based on his Broadway performance, that he was almost typecast in the role. Olivier's in it, too, but the play was better, or so they say.

* The Exorcist (1973)
Recently chosen by TV Guide as the scariest movie of all time. The religious element made it a big draw in the mid-seventies.

* The Fly (1958)
Half man, half fly, with Vincent Price thrown into the mix. Pretty scary at the time.

* Forbidden Planet (1956)
This was the first great sci-fi movie I ever saw, and the ending still packs a punch, despite some of the "Lost in Space" aspects at the beginning.

* FrankensteinFrankenstein (1931)
The acknowledged king of horror films may look like a cliche today, but it created most of those cliches.

* Freaks (1932)
Tod Browning's disturbing story of circus "freaks" and their special form of revenge on a "normal" woman was and is a cult favorite, banned in many places when it was first released.

* Halloween (1978)
This early John Carpenter effort set the tone for many slasher flicks to come. None of the sequels measured up. 25th Anniversary DVD

* The Haunting (1963)
One of the greatest of all haunted house movies makes its point without ever really showing us a ghost. Avoid the recent remake at all costs.

* Horror of Dracula (1958)
The first of the Hammer horror films, with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee together for the first time, is thought by some to be the best vampire movie of the classic era.

* Horror Hotel (1960)
A curious co-ed in pursuit of her history studies visits a ramshackle Massachusetts town that had been the site of witch burnings... and lands in the clutches of a coven that has risen from the ashes. Starring Christopher Lee.

* House On Haunted Hill (1959)
A sinister host, played by Vincent Price offers a group of people $10,000 each if they'll spend the night in his macabre mansion, then does his best to see that no one collects. Directed by the legendary William Castle. (B&W and colorized versions)

* I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
The best of the "teenage" movies starred Michael Landon as the scary pubescent lycanthrope.

* The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Richard Matheson wrote the novel and the screenplay for this film in which common cats and spiders become frightening monsters, thanks to a man's exposure to nuclear radiation.

* Invasion of the Body SnatchersInvasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
When I was a kid, this was the first horror/sci-fi film that I was forbidden to see (probably had something to do with the word "body" in the title). The 1978 remake wasn't bad, either.

* Island of Lost Souls (1933)
The original version of H.G. Wells' novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau. Charles Laughton makes a very creepy Dr. Moreau, and Bela Lugosi is equally creepy as The Sayer of the Law. If you've seen later versions, particularly the recent Brando remake, be sure to catch this one if you can.

* The Invisible Man (1933)
Directed by the legendary James Whale (Frankenstein), this original version of the H.G. Wells tale stars Claude Rains, who is a scary character, even though he's rarely seen in the flesh. The film also stars Gloria Stuart, of Titanic fame.

* Jaws (1975)
Not to be outdone by Hitchcock, Spielberg managed to make people afraid of a fish. In a totally different class from the sequels.

* King Kong (1933)
Excellent special effects for its day, a beautiful heroine, and a sympathetic monster make this one a keeper.

* The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Roddy McDowall and Pamela Franklin star in this haunted house film that's a somewhat weaker version of "The Haunting," though still plenty scary and entertaining.

* The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 1958)
One of the scariest Disney animations ever created. I still have childhood memories of the scene where the Headless Horseman threw his pumpkin head at poor Ichabod! It's not Alien, but it's not a Mickey Mouse cartoon, either.

* Val Lewton Horror CollectionThe Val Lewton Horror Collection
Along with Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, The Curse of the Cat People, The Body Snatcher, Isle of the Dead, and Bedlam, this five-disc boxed set also includes two exclusive double features. First, a remote New Mexico town is filled with fear when a killer jungle cat is on the loose and a series of savage murders follows in The Leopard Man (1943), with Dennis O'Keefe and Jean Brooks; and the new third mate of a ship discovers his captain is a sadistic maniac in The Ghost Ship (1943), starring Richard Dix and Russell Wade. Next, a young woman comes to New York City to look for her missing sister and uncovers a deadly devil-worshipping cult in The Seventh Victim, starring Kim Hunter, Tom Conway and Jean Brooks; followed by Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy, a documentary look at how the producer's '40s RKO tenure changed the face of screen horror.

* Mad Love (1935)
Peter Lorre as Dr. Gogol, who grafts the hands of a murderer onto the arms of a great pianist, whose wife Dr. Gogol happens to be in love with.

* Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Roger Corman and Vincent Price combined for this classy but low-budget version of the Edgar Allen Poe story.

* The Mummy (1932)
It may look a little creaky after more than 70 years, especially compared to the 1999 remake, but Boris Karloff and the Mummy make a pretty scary combination, nevertheless.
DVD Legacy Collection

* Night of the Demon (1957)
Given the highest rating by voters in the Internet Movie Database poll among all English-language horror movies made before 1982. Starring Dana Andrews.

* Night of the Living Dead (1968)
George Romero's seminal but low-budget 1968 zombie flick is still about as scary as they get, because in spite of the black and white, it looks real. 1978 sequel was better, but this was the first.

* Nosferatu (1922)
F.W. Murnau's masterpiece is thought by many to be the greatest vampire movie of all time.

* The Old Dark House (1932)
Six travelers seek refuge from a storm in a decrepit mansion in Wales, inhabited by a creepy, eccentric family (especially hideously scarred butler Boris Karloff). A classic mix of thrills, scares and laughs from Frankenstein director James Whale. With Charles Laughton, Melvyn Douglas, Ernest Thesiger, Gloria Stuart.

* The Omen (1976)
Great stars Gregory Peck and Lee Remick star in this story of a little boy discovered by his father to be the Antichrist. Though the movie was actually listed in the book 50 Worst Movies Of All Time, many feel it is one of the best horror movies ever made, and almost Hitchcockian in some of its shots. Hollywood thought enough of it to remake it recently.

* The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
One of Vincent Price's best classic horror vehicles, based loosely on the Poe story.

* Poltergeist (1982)
A very scary film, with an excruciating climactic final scene taking place in a muddy pit full of decomposed corpses. Read the review From The Greatest Films.

* PsychoPsycho (1960)
Hitchcock might not be happy to hear that he started the slasher flick craze, but this is still his most popular film, and one which influenced generations of filmmakers.

* Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Roman Polanski scared moviegoers in the late sixties with this tale of a woman, played by Mia Farrow, who gives birth to the Devil's child.

* The Shining (1980)
We couldn't forget this one by Stanley Kubrick, who teams up with Jack Nicholson for a gothic tale with a difference.
Reviewed by Tim Dirks.

* The Spiral Staircase (1946)
Dorothy McGuire is a servant left mute by a childhood trauma, caring for invalid Ethel Barrymore in a spooky Victorian New England mansion with a killer of handicapped women on the loose. "Don't go down the cellar!"

* The Uninvited (1944)
Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey star in one of the classic haunted house films, set in an old house on the English coast that holds a terrible secret.

* The Wolf Man (1941)
One of a handful of the most remarkable horror films. Lon Chaney, Jr.'s best-known role. The rest of the cast is excellent, as well.

Monday, July 13, 2009

4 Best Halloween Costumes Themes to Dazzle Your Looks

Halloween is back again! Are you ready to take to the floor with awe struck gazes? You can look dazzlingly bizarre, funny, scary, and sexy if you have decked yourself with the hottest and trendiest of Halloween costumes. Almost all of the online an offline stores are flooded with amazing Halloween costumes and accessories. What are you waiting for? Go and grab your pick and get ready for the grand celebrations. Are you waiting for some tips on Halloween costumes? Here you go! You can get your theme from some of the latest and popular Halloween costume ideas enlisted below:

Historical figure Halloween costumes: This is one of the popular themes. In every one of us there is a craze for some historical personality and we try to emulate ourselves into the figure so much so that at times we become oblivious to our present surrounding. Still, such desires of becoming a French revolutionist or some other historical figure gets restrained. Halloween is the right time to unleash that desire to put on the garb of Queen Elizabeth or the robe of Henry VIII of England.

Hip culture Halloween costumes: These Halloween costumes are taken right from movies of 70s, and 80s era, cartoons, Classic TV series, Charlie Chaplin comic flicks, pop and rock stars. Elvis Presley costumes had been a rage once. Similarly, in contemporary times Hanna Montana is the latest hip teen rage for Halloween costumes trend. Scooby Doo, Barbie, Cinderella, Genie, or space ghost characters costumes are too in for kids. Not to forget the latest movie character Jack Sparrow who has revolutionized the pirate figure and has become one of the most sought after in Halloween costumes.

Scary & bizarre Halloween costumes: Of course Halloween is meant to celebrate the peace for dead and bygone memories, why not dress up like a pumpkin with a candle in hand. You can also don a black robe with terrible looking mask that will scare the wits of a normal being and add eerie charm to the Halloween night. Get your self a pair of long vampire teeth stained with blood to add on to that devilish charm and a hooded robe just like Dracula. Lots more are available in the stock of Halloween costumes and accessories including witches robes, ghosts, airy spirits, ugly monsters, demonic eyes, wigs, long claws, studded rings and neck pieces.

Medieval romance Halloween costumes: Young couples and teenagers just love to dress up in Halloween costumes that are fashioned after the medieval period of knights, princesses, young damsels, fairies, jesters, elves, kings, queens and pages.

Just keep juggling various ideas and themes to come up with some unique Halloween costumes and become the center of attraction at this years Halloween party.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Womens Halloween Costumes: Great Halloween Costumes for the Ladies

You do not have to be issued an invitation when going to Halloween party nights. Anybody can go trick and treating in their best Halloween costumes. Nobody is ever too old or too young to dress up in role playing get ups. This is the one night of all festivities in the whole year that you live out your fantasies. Imaginations can run wild. Women’s Halloween costumes are probably the most creative and attractive. Women normally do the competing trying to outdo their counterparts.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Comic-con costume do’s and dont’s: Superman


I’m sure this guy smells like cigarettes, black coffee and PBR! The lack of dedication here is kind of endearing. Not only did he not shave or cut his hair, but he’s rocking aviators. He just woke up all hung over and threw on an oversized Superman Halloween costume. This is the most interesting guy at the convention. I guarantee it!


This is the epitome of delusional, and the absolute embodiment of every negative stereotype of those who collect comics.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

How To Make Couples Halloween Costumes

Visualize this: A man and a woman each wear plain black pants. The left leg of one is tied to the right leg of the other, as in the game, "Three-Legged Race." Together they wear a giant oversized t-shirt that they've clearly had custom-made. The punch line is the t-shirt slogan: "Co-" reads one side; "Dependent" reads the other.

I saw this very Halloween costume once and in my mind it doesn't get any better than this-brilliant, inspired and conceptual. But hey, you can dress however you'd like come Halloween; it's the one holiday that really has a place for everyone. So if you're considering going en deux, here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Well-known couples: Think Sid and Nancy, Boris and Natasha, Tarzan and Jane, Bonnie and Clyde, Frankenstein and his bride, Hansel and Gretel, Ken and Barbie, Hugh Hefner and Playboy bunny. Anyone remember Captain and Tennille? What's nice about dressing as a pair that is already well-known is that their iconic status does some of the legwork for you: Because people know what to expect, they fill in the blanks themselves. Be sure to know your audience: Virginia and Leonard Woolf may go over well with your book group friends and less well at the Tractor Puller Association party.
2. Well-known couples with a twist: Have the man dress up as the female of a famous couple and the female dress up as the man. A variation on this theme is to go as a well-known gay or lesbian couple. Finally, the couple does not have to be romantically involved: Think Felix Unger and Oscar Madison.
3. Television characters: You can either go retro-Pebbles and Bam Bam, Fred and Wilma Flintstone, Barney and Betty Rubble, Jeannie and Major Anthony Nelson (aka Larry Hagman)-or current.

4. Male and female variations on a theme: Take a theme and do the male and female versions of it: Cowboy and cowgirl, priest and nun, a male and female Viking, or a couple representative of a particular decade (i.e. he is in bell-bottom pants with a velvet jacket, she in a miniskirt and white go-go boots).

5. Costumes with a sense of humor: Many of the costumes listed within this article can be given a humorous twist with just a bit of imagination. For example, for the priest and nun costume mentioned above, make the nun pregnant. Or if you have a male magician, have his female assistant dress with stitch marks through her middle.
6. Current trends: I can't really give you ideas for this category since by the time you read it, the concepts will be old. But look to the news for a current event, and run with it. A good example of this out of the past would be Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.

7. Things that come in twos: Think mustard and ketchup or salt and pepper.
8. Things that go together: Think beer and lime, nut and bolt, plug and socket, sperm and egg, hot dog and bun. Playing with people's expectations can give your costumes some extra oomph in this category: Have the woman dress as the hot dog and the man as the bun.

9. Things that oppose: Consider categories that have a built-in natural opposition to them such as Republican and Democrat and then build on the theme.

10. Costumes in bad taste. I have to admit to liking the brazen extremes that some people will go to when dressing for Halloween. We here at strongly recommend treading lightly when it comes to poking fun. So if your ideas run along the lines of...... Cher and Sonny (with a giant tree attached to his head) or Siegfried and Roy (post-attack), please reconsider. If you plan to do something in bad taste, at least let it be at your own expense, and not someone else's.

Hopefully this list will help to get your own creative juices flowing so that you can create couples Halloween costumes that suit you and your better half (wait, that just gave me another idea.....)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Celebrate Halloween at Chessington

The summer is barely upon us but Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo is already preparing to offer some UK holiday ideas with its Halloween celebrations.

The gates at will creak open for Halloween Hocus Pocus from October 23rd until November 1st 2009 to reveal plenty of spooky goings-on.

As is traditional with Halloween Hocus Pocus - scary creatures of all ages can join in the fun by donning your best Halloween costumes. So, get your ghoulish gear on and head down to Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo.

Test your nerve with the brand new Black Forest Trail, an interactive walk through adventure. Challenge yourself to take the walk without screaming or laughing depending on how brave you are.

Be warned - scaredy cats had better take someone with them to cling on to!

Also new for 2009, a mythical Fiery Faun will be weaving enchanting tales of his homeland using magic and fire to delight the younger members of your family.

Head over to Hocus Pocus Hall Bewitched, those who have already encountered the 3D attraction where goblins run riot may be surprised to find a few extra frights to help liven up the day!

Guests can ride hair-raising rollercoasters, including Vampire and Dragon’s Fury into the night, and get up close and personal with the Zoo’s spiders, snakes and glow-in-the-dark scorpions.

Special days in the USA

Independence Day

Independence Day celebrates the birthday of the United States of America. On July 4th 1776, the 13 colonies of North America signed (podepsala) the Declaration of Independence (nezávislost). This said that they were no longer under the control of Great Britain (né pod vládou VB) and were an independent country.This famous deslaration, which marked the birth of the USA, is celebrated every year on the 4th July
The 4th of July is a time for the Red White and Blue. A time for picnics, parades and flying the flag (vlajka), which has a special importance (význam) to Americans. At night there are parties, barbecues ans concerts.


-is a holiday celebrated on October 31st . Children dress up like ghost or witches ang go ´trick or treating´ in their neighbourhood. The neighbours are expected (očekávají) to give them candy or money.Halloween costumes are traditionally those of monsters such as ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Costumes are also based on themes other than traditional horror, such as those of characters from television shows, movies, and other pop culture icons.
The tradition of Hallowe´en came over with German immigrants, and other celebrations came with different groups. Irish Americans, for example, celebrate St Patrik's Day, as he is the patron saint of Ireland. In new Orleans, there is the colourful festival of Mardi Gras (masopustní úterý), with parties and carnival, which was brought over by French immigrants.


- is the fourth Thursday in November. Many people také a day off on Friday to make a four-day weekend, and they may travel long distances to visit friends and relations because Thanksgiving Day is a special family occasion.
The holiday dates back to 1621, the year after the Pilgrims (poutníci) arrived in Massachusetts, in their search for religious freedom. (hledání náboženské svobody)
After the horrible winter, in which nearly half of the Pilgrims died, they turned for help (obrátili se na pomoc) to the Native Americans, who taught (naučili) them how to plant (pěstovat) corn and other crops (obilí). The next autumn's harvest (hárvist-žně) was wonderful.
Thanksgiving dinners always include some of the foods served at the first: roast turkey (opékat krůtu) cranberry sauce (brusinkovou omáčku), potatoes, pumpkin pie (dýňový koláč). Before the meal begins, families or friends usually pause to give thanks for their good fortune (hodně štěstí) and for being together for the occasion.