From the article, "See, almost every Animal Crossing game has a Harvest Festival. It, coincidentally, falls on Thanksgiving Day and has Franklin the Turkey as a special guest. In previous games, that meant players would spend a brief amount of time stealing eating utensils from villagers and giving them to a hiding Franklin so he could safely get through the holiday. He’d give away Harvest Furniture for your trouble. Things have changed a bit for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, so here’s what you’ll need to do this year.
This Harvest Festival, Franklin is actually a chef and doesn’t have to worry about being eaten."