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If you're getting together with family and friends in the Bold North for Thanksgiving this year, these are uniquely-Minnesota phrases you will no doubt either say or hear.

The Thanksgiving holiday is a uniquely American tradition, one filled with tons of food, and getting together to give thanks with family and friends, all set in the late fall after-- the harvest is in for the year.

Last year, before the vaccines were available, authorities urged us to forgo traveling for Thanksgiving and host or attend a scaled-back celebration with only a few close family members-- those in your 'bubble.' (Remember THAT phrase?!?)

But this year, many of us are now vaccinated and ARE getting back to a more normal Thanksgiving. And that means there are several phrases you'll probably ONLY hear (or perhaps say yourself) if you find yourself at a Thanksgiving dinner here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Even if your plans include traveling to a location outside the North Star State, there's still a pretty good possibility these Minnesota phrases will be a part of your Thanksgiving holiday somehow. How many of these phrases are YOU familiar with?

Of course, after Thanksgiving, next up is Christmas, right? It's a holiday filled with nostalgia, probably even more so this year as we look to getting our holiday celebrations back to normal. So keep scrolling to take a look at which toy was the big thing during Christmas the year you were born!

11 Unique Things You'll Only Hear at a Minnesota Thanksgiving

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LOOK: The top holiday toys from the year you were born

With the holiday spirit in the air, it’s the perfect time to dive into the history of iconic holiday gifts. Using national toy archives and data curated by The Strong from 1920 to today, Stacker searched for products that caught hold of the public zeitgeist through novelty, innovation, kitsch, quirk, or simply great timing, and then rocketed to success.

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