Apparently, Thanksgiving is a full week now. You might be thinking that makes sense -- the olden-times harvest festival on which the holiday is based must have been, like, days of celebration, right? No, no, that's not it at all.

Thanksgiving Week is the period beginning on the Tuesday before Turkey Day (that's today!) and lasting through the following Monday in which you put all miscellaneous nothings aside and align your actions with one all-important focus: tremendous savings. Sure, the bulk of your effort will be expended on Black Friday (why else would you feast the day before?), with some impulse clicking for good measure on Cyber Monday, but don't neglect Microsoft's Thanksgiving Week of Xbox Live sales. After all, you're most thankful for your Xbox -- aren't you?

After the break, we've posted the complete list of deals for the week (effective today through Monday, November 23). All sales are offered to both Xbox Live Gold and Sliver "Free" members. Also, check the promotion page on Xbox.com this Friday for additional, one-day savings, including 'Splosion Man for just two bucks.

[Image credit: Steve Johnson]

Xbox Live Thanksgiving Week Sales
(Nov. 23–29)

Xbox Live Arcade (50% off, unless otherwise noted)
  • Madden NFL Arcade (400 Microsoft Points*)
  • Magic: The Gathering (400 MSP)
  • Mega Man 10 (400 MSP)
  • Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge (400 MSP)
  • Portal: Still Alive (400 MSP) [67% off]
  • Puzzle Quest 2 (800 MSP) [33% off]
  • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (400 MSP)
  • Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter (600 MSP)
  • Voodoo Dice (400 MSP)
  • Zombie Apocalypse (400 MSP)
Game Add-ons
  • Alan Wake - The Signal (320 MSP; reg. 560 MSP)
  • Rock Band - Lady Gaga Pack 01 (280 MSP; reg. 560 MSP)
    • "Bad Romance"
    • "Just Dance"
    • "Monster"
    • "Poker Face"
  • Rock Band - Nirvana Pack 01 (640 MSP; reg. 880 MSP)
    • "Breed"
    • "Lounge Act"
    • "On a Plain"
    • "Polly"
    • "Something In the Way"
    • "Stay Away"
    • "Territorial Pissings"
  • Rock Band - Nirvana Pack 02 (240 MSP; reg. 440 MSP)
    • "Come As You Are (Live from MTV Unplugged)"
    • "Lithium (Live from Reading)"
    • "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction - Deniable Ops: Insurgency (400 MSP; reg. 800 MSP)
  • Trials HD - Big Pack (240 MSP; reg. 400 MSP)
Avatar Accessories (all 50% off)
  • Diesel "Matic 8B3" Jeans (160 MSP; female)
  • Diesel "Viker 8A7" Jeans (80 MSP; male)
  • Fantasy Pets - Red Dragon (120 MSP; male & female)
  • Gears of War 3 - COG Armor (160 MSP; male)
  • Lara Croft: GoL - Xolotl Mask (80 MSP; male & female)
  • Modern Warfare 2 - Gas Mask (120 MSP; male & female)
  • Monkey Island: SE - Cotton Swab (80 MSP; male & female)
  • Roxy "Enough Said" Woven Shirt (160 MSP; female)
  • Super Street Fighter IV - Dudley Outfit (160 MSP; male)
  • Super Street Fighter IV - Chun-Li Outfit (160 MSP; female)
  • Quicksilver "Fuze" Flannel Shirt (80 MSP; male)
Zune Movies
  • 300 (380 MSP; reg. 800 MSP)
  • Batman: Gotham Knight (380 MSP; reg. 800 MSP)
  • Cats and Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (720 MSP; reg. 1200 MSP)
  • Clash of the Titans [2010] (720 MSP; reg. 1200 MSP)
  • Cop Out (720 MSP; reg. 1200 MSP)
  • Goodfellas (380 MSP; reg. 800 MSP)
  • The Losers (720 MSP; reg. 1200 MSP)
  • Michael Clayton (380 MSP; reg. 800 MSP)
  • P.S. I Love You (380 MSP; reg. 800 MSP)
  • Rocknrolla (380 MSP; reg. 800 MSP)
  • Sex and the City 2 (720 MSP; reg. 1200 MSP)
  • Twister (380 MSP; reg. 800 MSP)
  • Unforgiven (380 MSP; reg. 800 MSP)

*80 Microsoft Points = $1

This article was originally published on Joystiq.