Ah, Thanksgiving…It’s that time of year when family near and far draw together to enjoy a day of love, laughter, and feasting. But the idyllic gatherings shown in most stock photos don’t always capture the reality of “quality time” with relatives. Old sibling rivalries rise to the surface, and the in-laws ask awkward questions at the dinner table. But what’s Thanksgiving without a little family drama?
Inspired by our own fond memories of Thanksgivings past, we gathered the stock photos that more accurately represent the family feasting. For comparison, here’s how we like to imagine the holiday in pictures, followed by the more realistic version.
How We Like to Imagine Thanksgiving
We think of all those we hold dear. We share memories and photos of all the things we are thankful for. Maybe we raise a glass to the years gone by or to the new year about to unfold. It’s a holiday in every sense of the word.
What It’s Really Like
For many of us, Thanksgiving is the day when we’re are obligated to spend 12-48 hours with people who share our DNA—and not much else. Add to the fact that it’s an election year and…well, pass the punch, please.
If this sounds all too familiar, take a deep breath—you are not alone. To help you get through the day, we have put together a collection of images that are basically all of us on Thanksgiving. So come November 24, find a quiet corner (lock yourself in the closet if you must) and pull up this post for a quick Thanksgiving giggle.
Come on, Aunt Nancy. We all know what’s really in that mug.
Somehow it doesn’t matter if he’s watching the game or the parade—Pops will still spend the next 5 hours yelling at the TV.
What do you mean you’re changing your major from Engineering to Interpretive Dance?!?
Don’t mess with big bro, little guy!
NEVER tell Christine that her corn muffins are dry.
I can’t talk right now—Jason found chocolate and now he’s naked and destroying mom’s white couch.
Fluffy is secretly plotting vengeance.
So when am I getting grandchildren?
You’re my only hope, Pinot Noir. Never leave me.
And Aunt Helen is trying to use the rolling pin on her hair. Things just took a turn.
Please just eat your fruit. Literally anything that’s not chocolate. I’m begging you.
Yep, gave up and went to the bar with Uncle Larry.
Sweet mother of turkey. Let’s eat!
Sometimes a little laugh and some commiseration is all we need to get through the holidays. Even though they make us crazy, today is about family, and we know we sure will be sad when we say goodby on Friday. So give everyone a hug and dig into that beautiful bird. Cheers!
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