The holidays are officially upon us! Before you overlook Thanksgiving and skip straight to Christmas (we’re onto you, CVS…), take a moment to be thankful for everything--and everyone--that makes life delicious. Like bacon. And cold craft beer after a long day. And the pilgrims from 1620. But mostly bacon.

Needless to say, it’s a sentimental and hungry time for the Bacon and Beer Classic team. Check out the top ten reasons we give thanks for bacon today (and every day).

Bacon-wrapped Turkey

Bacon-wrapped Turkey

  1. It’s versatile. Sweet, savory, hot, cold, every dish tastes better with bacon. Like this Bacon Baked Brie, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Bourbon Bacon Milkshake, and of course this Bacon-Wrapped Thanksgiving Turkey...

  2. Is there any better way to start the day than with the smell of fresh bacon? Hell to the sizziln’ no.

  3. Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen loves bacon, so naturally eating it is the key to an amazing bod. After all, it’s carb free ;)

  4. It’s edible AND protective...but seriously, an 86-year old woman fended off a robber with bacon.

  5. As Jim Giffigan knows, bacon bits turn salads into delicious scavenger hunts. What would a Cobb Salad be without bacon? We’re sad just thinking about it.

  6. Bacon strips soak up extra syrup around pancakes like nobody’s business.

  7. There is no better sidekick for eggs than bacon. Just ask Kevin Bacon.

  8. There is a bacon strip for every mood: jalapeno, brown sugar, maple black pepper...You name it, you can eat it.

  9. "Take some bacon and I put it in a pancake...Bacon pancaaaaaake." Sound familiar? Over 4 million people have watched this Adventure Time video. That's how mesmerizing bacon is.

  10. It’s flippin' delicious.

Whether you have a hangover or are on a trendy paleo diet, bacon is always the move. So gobble (bacon) 'til you wobble this Thanksgiving and remember...there are so many reasons to be thankful for bacon.

#Blessed.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bourbon Bacon Milkshake by Heather Christo

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bourbon Bacon Milkshake by Heather Christo