I know I commented on this in a similar thread you started.
With regard to Thanksgiving and other holidays:...ALL the Witness religion wants to do is separate people from their non-JW relatives. It has nothing to do with "paganism". This IS just an excuse to isolate individual JWs.
This was one of the things that started me thinking critically about this vacuum of a religion and its human tragedy of breaking up families.
I would have regretted it forever if I let this stupid religion rob me of the association of the only people who REALLY cared about me. Hell, the phony brotherhood of JWs didn't give a rats ass about me. What a sick joke!
I have enjoyed the holidays and many a Thanksgiving meal since I left. I URGE EVERYBODY ELSE TO DO SO. Go and call those non-JW relatives you have avoided.
Thankfully, I got out of the hateful Witness religion and connected with my estranged family and relatives before it was too late! I'm so happy I did.