SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Some shoppers hit big box stores on Thanksgiving or camped out for sales outside chain stores early this morning, but downtown Springfield emphasized its own unique offerings to lure shoppers.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Black Friday has become the most storied shopping day, filled with big deals and even bigger crowds.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Salvation Army served its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner today at the Harbor House.
(CNN) -- When the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies today, here's one way to break the lull in conversation: dazzle them with some tasty turkey trivia.
CBSNews -- Thanksgiving is now upon us, in all its turkey-eating, family-gathering, Black Friday-shopping glory. And for many families, the holiday weekend almost always includes at least one trip to the movies.
UNITED STATES -- With the nation celebrating Thanksgiving today, TripAdvisor asked Americans about their Thanksgiving plans and traditions.
CBSNews -- American astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio are among the crew of six that will spend this Thanksgiving on board the International Space Station.
MISSOURI -- Missouri native Colonel Mike Hopkins is spending his Thanksgiving holiday away from family … about 260 miles away, above Earth on the International Space Station.
(MoneyWatch) -- A long history of retailers offering massive discounts on the day after Thanksgiving has many consumers believing the Black Friday is the best shopping day of the year. But beware. Between the door busters and great deals are some offers that could put a bit of "bah humbug" in your holiday season, from bogus sales to restrictive return policies. Moreover, some products tend to get cheaper as the holiday season wears on.
CBSNews -- For Jewish families, two holidays collide this week. They get to celebrate thanksgiving and Hanukkah... Simultaneously!
CNN -- The signature giant balloons of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will fly in Thursday's event in New York, spokesman Orlando Veras said.The balloons' use had been in question because of possible high winds.
(MoneyWatch) You're a target. With some analysts predicting a decline in consumer holiday spending, retailers are redoubling efforts to get people into their stores.
CBSNews -- On Thanksgiving, people may forgo breakfast or lunch to save room for a feast in the evening. But this is not the best strategy to avoid packing on the pounds this holiday season, one nutritionist says.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Several restaurants from Springfield to Branson will offer families the opportunity to kick back, relax and not worry about cooking on Thanksgiving.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Salvation Army in Springfield will open the doors of it's Harbor House facility Thursday for a community Thanksgiving Meal.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield Victory Mission will be a very busy place the next two days, providing holiday meals to the homeless and lonely.
Shannon, Rob and Chris take a crack at imitating a turkey gobble. Awkward...!
Thanksgiving dinner - a time for family, friends and of course, turkey. Whether you are a gourmet chef or a turkey novice, cooking the bird properly is key to a healthy holiday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Final registration will be held this morning for tomorrow's 19th annual Turkey Trot in downtown Springfield. Here's what you need to know.
NEW YORK -- Organizers of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are keeping a close eye on the weather. A windy forecast could take the air out of some of the parade's most famous displays.
WASHINGTON, DC -- This Thanksgiving, as people cook up turkeys all over the country, at least one lucky bird will live through the season...thanks to a presidential pardon. There are two turkeys up for the job and it all comes down to a vote.
MISSOURI – Holiday travelers are hitting the road today on the busiest travel day of the year. Expect to see a lot of Highway Patrol cars out there with you.
ATLANTA -- As people try to skip town for Thanksgiving, the storms that swept from the west coast to the south are moving up the east coast. Air travel across the country is impacted.
Americans shopping for their Thanksgiving dinner should find good news at checkout. Why this year's meal shouldn't cost more than last.
(CNN) -- If your spouse is mad that you forgot to make Thanksgiving travel plans, try not to rub this in too much: The whole family may be glad you stayed at home, as a winter storm threatens to upend the best-laid plans.
HOUSTON, Mo. – With the holiday season coming closer, family gathering and huge holiday meals are being planned and prepared. For most people, the holidays offer the opportunity to over indulge. Cammie Younger, nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension offers up some tips and tricks to keep in mind during the holiday season.
CNN -- Everything you could ever want to know about this November holiday.
Retailers are trying hard to compete for your money this week. Several stores are launching their Black Friday sales early.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Christmas tradition continues tonight in Springfield with the Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony at Jordan Valley Park.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Walmart stores around Springfield are hosting "Holiday Helpings" food collections for Ozarks Food Harvest today..
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield woman has organized a blanket drive for homeless people in the area in memory of a local homeless man who died last week.
GREENE COUNTY, Mo. -- Organizations around the Ozarks are showering the area with Thanksgiving food baskets today. Volunteers got an early and chilly start this morning as they gathered to help others today.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- The holidays for many families are memorable times of the year, but for those related to someone with Alzheimer's, it can be a struggle. This is a challenge because some memories that you or other families members relate to the most, may not exist anymore to the patient.
SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- All month long we have been paying it forward with money - paying for coffee, gas, breakfast. But today, we want to pay it forward with our time.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Looking to take part in the 19th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk? Today, Friday, Nov. 22, is the deadline for an early bird discount race registration.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A group of volunteers came together Friday at 8:30 a.m. at Victory Mission’s Warehouse on 700 W. Chase to pack nearly 700 Thanksgiving food baskets to give to needy families and homebound seniors.
MISSOURI -- Suppose you have ten people over for Thanksgiving. They will expect to be fed. This year’s meal could be cheaper than last year’s Thanksgiving feed—if it’s considered an average Thanksgiving meal.
For the first time in five years, travel across the United States over the Thanksgiving holiday will decline, with only 43.4 million people traveling for their turkey, according to a report released Wednesday by AAA.
Despite crowds, chilly weather, and sniffly passengers, catching a flight this holiday season doesn't have to lead to catching a cold.
The holiday season is upon us. And, with the family get togethers....there are some hidden dangers you need to be aware of.
CBSNews -- Companies once made news for opening at all on Thanksgiving; now it's more notable when they close. Among the major stores keeping their doors shut this turkey day are Costco (COST), BJ's Wholesale Club, Nordstrom's (JWN), TJX Companies' (TJX) retailers TJ Maxx and Marshall's, and Burlington Stores (BURL), which owns Burlington Coat Factory.
Turkey Day is almost upon us. That means more of us are about to hit the road and the sky for Grandma's house.
CNN -- If it's mid-November, there must be some sort of panic-inducing announcement about the shortage of a Thanksgiving dinner staple. In years past, pumpkin pie filling has been locus of the upset. This year, it's fresh Butterball turkeys.
CNN -- Thanksgiving comes but once a year, but the stakes couldn't be higher for making the pièce de résistance - a perfectly bronzed and juicy turkey. Don't take chances by making guesses on how to prepare the bird - we'll show you exactly how to cook it for the best Thanksgiving ever.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Efforts to feeding our hungry neighbors this holiday season kick into high gear this weekend, with the start of the annual Check Out Hunger campaign in area grocery stores.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- With Thanksgiving two weeks from today, let's talk turkey.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Battlefield Mall will open its doors early for the first time on a Black Friday this year.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Walmart unveiled its largest Black Friday plans to date on Tuesday, Nov. 12, including seven times the number of one-hour guaranteed items compared to last year, "Manager Specials" and even more hot deals on the season's top gifts.
Peter Longley, Horticultural Interpreter, shows Tom different tablesettings, china and floral arrangements for Thanksgiving
Celebrate the holidays with events of all kinds to mark the season in communities across the Ozarks. See a list of many of them here.