Between the last day of October and the first day of January, Americans are treated to four widely celebrated holidays.

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's (not to mention Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Winter Solstice Naked Bonfire Dance) couldn't be more different in origin and celebratory intent, but they all provide ample opportunity to stuff your face with food and make a drunken fool of yourself while surrounded by friends or family.

But which celebration is your favorite? We ask this question right before Thanksgiving in hopes that sentimentality concerning Mom's stuffing will encourage some of you to actually vote for our earnest Pilgrim holiday -- which lacks the gift accumulation and gravitas of Christmas, or the pure unadulterated expectation of a good time that is Halloween or New Year's.

After the jump we throw sugar highs, turkey, the Grinch and getting drunk into the ring to study the pros and cons of cold weather celebrations.