We all have those classic Thanksgiving traditions. Delegating turkey-carving duty, making the stuffing, setting the table. Then, there are the little traditions that aren’t talked about as much, like scream-fighting with your mom over the phone two weeks before because plane tickets are $900 to fly to St. Louis and maybe it’d make more financial sense to just wait til Christmas one month later. Those are the traditions we remember at the end of the day. Here are some more.
1. Watching Dad Carve The Turkey
Every Thanksgiving we’d gather round the table and watch Dad carve the turkey with a hammer. It was his way of reminding us it’s Thursday.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 23, 2017
2. Coming Home From College For A Few Days
yo thanksgiving is SO cute, like we all abandon our college towns and put our mental breakdowns on hold and go home for a week to play with our dogs and stuff our faces and lie to our relatives about our grades and mental stability
— kelsey (@kelseynfolsom) November 21, 2017
3. Vegans/Vegetarians In That Classic Conundrum
vegans be at the thanksgiving dinner table like pass the uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh croutons
— Devon (@leathershirts) November 23, 2017
4. Fretting About What You’re Going To Make
Friend: What are you going to make for Thanksgiving?
Me: Probably a scene.
— Alison Leiby (@AlisonLeiby) November 15, 2016
5. Introducing The Family To Your New Significant Other
mom. dad. meet my gf.
mom: ur gf is…
dad: president donald j trump?
*walking on sunshine starts playing*
trailer voice guy: this thanksgiving, brandon is coming home n his gf is president donald j trump
— Brandon Wardell (@BRANDONWARDELL) November 22, 2017
6. Just Having Friendsgiving With The Boys
somewhere, 4 dudes are home on thanksgiving break from their first semester of college drinking in somebodys basement sending “back at it” snaps to girls that wont respond. theyre calling it a boys night anyway. tevins mom is making pizza rolls upstairs
— jake (@callmeshitto) November 22, 2017
7. Hosting Friendsgiving, But It’s Just You
friendsgiving but instead of cooking a thanksgiving meal you order a bunch of chinese takeout and also your friends aren’t there. it’s just you alone and hungover watching old reruns of shark tank
— ryan (@ryanyeetz) November 19, 2017
8. Trying To Avoid Family Rumors
[Thanksgiving at the In-laws]
Me (patting wife’s belly): “Remember you’re eating for two now”
Mother-in-law (smiling): “You mean…”
Me: “That’s right. She’s got a tapeworm”
— ??Frank Whitehouse ?? (@WheelTod) November 13, 2017
9. Going Back To Your Hometown
Hate going back to my hometown because everyone there peaked in high school. Not me though. I have my own fitness blog and post videos of myself exercising on Instagram now. I can’t wait to wake up on Thanksgiving morning after a night of sobriety and run a 5K. Please notice me
— KB (@kbnoswag) November 21, 2017
10. Preparing For Black Friday
let’s change Black Friday to Capitalism Day and Thanksgiving to Capitalism Eve where you spend the night carb loading so at midnight you have enough energy to super kick a bluetooth speaker out of a mother’s grasp
— jaboukie young-white (@jaboukie) November 22, 2017
11. Putting Animal Facts To Good Use
On Thanksgiving, when spending time with your loved ones, the most important thing to remember is that mother turkeys sing to their young.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) November 21, 2016
12. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Every year I hope someone in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade just stops, looks around, and says “Guys, what the fuck are we all doing”
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) November 24, 2015
13. Helping Out Around The House
My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is watching someone else do the dishes.
— Jingle Bell Jawbreaker ? (@sixfootcandy) November 20, 2017
14. Finding Weird Things At Your Parents
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone visiting their parents. pic.twitter.com/hRxI5EyssU
— Christian Duguay (@christianduguay) November 28, 2014
15. The Following Several Days After
My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is finding mysterious crumbs on me for the next seven to ten work days.
— Jason (@longwall26) November 28, 2014