Where did this tradition stem from?
Also, why do we continue to use it today?
If we do this, why not fruit preserves? Does anyone use another type of fruit condiment instead?
On a side note, I can take it or leave it. I'm not sure that it really adds to the meal (especially the canned stuff), though I feel other fruit preserves and jellies could be better with the traditional turkey and mashed potato Thanksgiving dinner.