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The best Thanksgiving commercials

It's beginning to look a lot like .. Thanksgiving.

Many retailers are taking it one holiday at a time this year and hitting just the right message. Here are some highlights.

Publix, famous for its Pilgrim salt and pepper shaker commercials in the past, never disappoints with its holiday ads. This one feels like one giant hug:

Hats off to REI for jumping on the We're-Closed-on-Black-Friday trend with both feet. Those feet are staying busy, too. This ad is full of fun ideas for burning off that Thanksgiving feast:

This Patti LaBelle ad for her famous pies is fitting for both Thanksgiving and Christmas (and really, any time you feel like pie worth singing about!)

PAST COVERAGE: Patti LaBelle places a call to her famous YouTube fan James Wright

What happened when Steve Harvey tried a Patti LaBelle pie

This one isn't new but it's worth watching every year. Robert DeNiro and Billy Crystal are a hoot:


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