Buckle up, everyone, we’re about to have a Thanksgiving ride! The title speaks for itself. Call it a seasonal family comedy drama with action elements and a totally unpredictable ending.

Introverts may take it as a horror movie, thanks to the four walls without a possibility to exit and a bunch of people throwing ‘what are you doing with your life’-sorta questions at you. For those who are introducing their partners to the family, it may feel like a romantic movie until an uncle makes an inappropriate comment. But for the most part it’s a wild cooking show with special effects. Just think of how many charcoal turkeys, shattered ovens, dropped pumpkin pies, and whatnot there will be across the country. I'll just leave it here.

For those wondering how come we still love Thanksgiving so much, it’s basically the only thing that gets our families together. We may argue over politics, vaccines, housing prices, and whatnot, but hey, we love each other and that’s what matters. Plus, we stuff our bellies.

So just in time for Thanksgiving, we have a special treat for you—this dramatic list of funny Thanksgiving failures that’s basically a to-do list of “what not to do.” Enjoy!

#1

Cut A Lemon In Half And Place It Under Turkey Skin To Lighten The Mood This Thanksgiving

Cut A Lemon In Half And Place It Under Turkey Skin To Lighten The Mood This Thanksgiving

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Eva the Egg
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5 days ago

HAHAHAH THIS IS HILARIOUS

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#2

I'm Not Sad I'm Working Thanksgiving, I'm Sad My Donut Shop Is Closed

I'm Not Sad I'm Working Thanksgiving, I'm Sad My Donut Shop Is Closed

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Buren
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5 days ago

Chill, he just has some sense of humour

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#3

Traditions

Traditions

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Buren
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5 days ago

And Christmas, birthday, annyversary, funeral, Thursdays. That's why I moved away since I was very young

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It’s crazy to think that the most awaited holidays of the year may bring so much stress to so many of us. With so many responsibilities, family reunions, elaborate dinners, first time introductions, and you name it, a tiny thing can spark a conflict. Especially in times where people are opinionated about things like politics and coronavirus, as well being as anxious as ever.

And as if the year hasn’t been rough enough, half of Americans think Thanksgiving will be twice as stressful this year because of COVID-19, according to research. The new survey conducted on behalf of HelloFresh found that 53% think the stress will be double this year, with one in ten not even celebrating.

#4

Last Year My Brother Had To Work On Thanksgiving. He Asked Me To Save Him A Little Bit Of Everything

Last Year My Brother Had To Work On Thanksgiving. He Asked Me To Save Him A Little Bit Of Everything

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LuckyL
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5 days ago

And beautifully presented

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#5

My 17 Year Old Cousin Made This For The Family Thanksgiving Party. Took Me A Good 30 Minutes To Notice

My 17 Year Old Cousin Made This For The Family Thanksgiving Party. Took Me A Good 30 Minutes To Notice

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Sheila McEnany Markowitz
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5 days ago

A boy turkey.

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#6

I Think The Neighbor's Turkey Is Done

I Think The Neighbor's Turkey Is Done

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Eva the Egg
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5 days ago

I feel like it should cook a bit longer

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Due to the pressure, with so much up in the air this year with COVID-19, the survey also found 18% of respondents will be cooking their own Thanksgiving dinners for the first time this year. The number of loners on Thanksgiving is somewhat never seen before as the dinner was normally spent with ones' closest family members and/or friends.

Much of the stress is actually heightened by the fact that one is expected to have a perfect evening, with everyone happy to see each other, and having lots of things to catch up on after a chaotic year. So no wonder that the same survey showed that more than a half, 52%, said they feel pressure to make this Thanksgiving absolutely perfect.

#7

Carving The Turkey

Carving The Turkey

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troufaki13
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5 days ago

Ιmpressive!

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#8

Got Snowed In So We Had To Work With What We Had. I Present Meatloaf “Turkey”, Complete With Little Smokie Stuffing. Happy Thanksgiving Y’all

Got Snowed In So We Had To Work With What We Had. I Present Meatloaf “Turkey”, Complete With Little Smokie Stuffing. Happy Thanksgiving Y’all

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Kristof De Smet
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5 days ago

You did a great job!

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#9

Someone Asked Me What I Use To Marinate My Turkey, I Told Them I Use The Marinating Drawer In The Fridge... Why, What Do You Use?

Someone Asked Me What I Use To Marinate My Turkey, I Told Them I Use The Marinating Drawer In The Fridge... Why, What Do You Use?

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Monika Rhodes
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5 days ago

If it fits.. lol

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Another set of interesting findings about how Americans are going to spend Thanksgiving was made by a Quinnipiac University poll which was released on Monday. It found that 66% of adults are “hoping to avoid” conversations about politics at the dinner table this year, a sentiment that includes most Democrats, Republicans and independents. Meanwhile, 21% of respondents can’t be more excited about the prospect. They said that they are “looking forward” to ​hashing out their political views at a dinner table.

#10

Thanksgiving Dinner Was Lit

Thanksgiving Dinner Was Lit

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Babs Beach
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5 days ago

Instead of grabbing fire extinguisher, grab phone, take pics and let gramps fry.

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#11

Happy Thanksgiving From My Little Sisters First Ever Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving From My Little Sisters First Ever Turkey

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Eva the Egg
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5 days ago

Emo turkey

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#12

Spent Thanksgiving Morning In ER Because I Had Sharp Pains In My Belly Area. Turns Out I Have An Ovarian Cyst. In The Spirit Of Giving Enjoy A Pic Of Me Doped Up On Morphine. Happy Thanksgiving

Spent Thanksgiving Morning In ER Because I Had Sharp Pains In My Belly Area. Turns Out I Have An Ovarian Cyst. In The Spirit Of Giving Enjoy A Pic Of Me Doped Up On Morphine. Happy Thanksgiving

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Vicky Zar
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5 days ago

I hope everything is alright now

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Tim Malloy, Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst, commented: “A heaping serving of political back and forth with your cranberries and stuffing? No way, say Americans, who would far rather feast on the big meal than feud with each other on Turkey Day.”

T​he poll also shows that Americans are in a giving mood this holiday season, with 89 percent saying they plan to donate “about the same” or “more” to charity than they did last year, while just 7 percent say they plan to give less. According to him, “The pandemic nightmare may have brought emotional, and in some cases, financial upheaval to American homes, but it did not chip away at their charitable instincts.”

#13

Yes, A Happy Thanksgiving To All

Yes, A Happy Thanksgiving To All

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Babs Beach
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5 days ago

Ohhhhh noooooo😩😫😱😡😠🤬

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#14

I Call This Performance Piece "Thanksgiving Eve"

I Call This Performance Piece "Thanksgiving Eve"

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Mihai Mara
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5 days ago

She should focus more on cooking and not on looking for ants on the carpet. ;)

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#15

I Removed The Skin Before Carving My Turkey And Made A Thanksgiving Burrito

I Removed The Skin Before Carving My Turkey And Made A Thanksgiving Burrito

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トーガヒミコ
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5 days ago

thats not a fail it looks delicous

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Experts warn that high expectations from friends about dinner, gifts and other treats may feel overwhelming and worsen the anxiety. The pressure may result in worsening depression, family fights, or even mental breakdowns. And for those who already suffer from symptoms of depression or anxiety, they can worsen significantly during Thanksgiving.

So let's take a deep breath, everyone! Let those pies drop, turkeys burn, family feuds erupt. If we can't change the world around us, we can at least change our attitude about it. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

#16

Jell-O Shot Casserole: Because I’m Too Lazy To Do Individual Shot Glasses. It’s The Perfect Thanksgiving Tradition

Jell-O Shot Casserole: Because I’m Too Lazy To Do Individual Shot Glasses. It’s The Perfect Thanksgiving Tradition

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Erin W
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5 days ago

Honestly, I love this idea! Way less work, hahaha.

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#17

Merry Thanksgiving

Merry Thanksgiving

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Eva the Egg
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5 days ago

The guy with the extinguisher tho

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#18

Thanksgiving Delight

Thanksgiving Delight

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Julia Atkinson
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5 days ago

Lovingly crocheted by Grandma

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#19

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

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Snorkeldorf
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5 days ago

Deep-fried turkeys are tricky. At least I see crackers on the table. No one goes hungry.

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#20

A Thanksgiving Classic

A Thanksgiving Classic

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GenericPanda09
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5 days ago

I'm guessing that the similarity to an Ood out of Doctor Who is intentional?

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#21

Thanksgiving Is Cancelled

Thanksgiving Is Cancelled

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Monika Rhodes
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5 days ago

+ tax?

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#22

The Turkeys Might Have Been Burned But The Laughter And The Company Were All That Mattered. Happy Thanksgiving

The Turkeys Might Have Been Burned But The Laughter And The Company Were All That Mattered. Happy Thanksgiving

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Hannah Edwards
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5 days ago

Caramelised, not burnt.

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#23

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

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Robert T
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5 days ago

Another turkey with tits. Only this one has a snowman head in a sunhat on top.

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#24

Thanksgiving Fail. Someone Order The Pizza

Thanksgiving Fail. Someone Order The Pizza

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Robert T
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5 days ago

That looks like the world's smallest turkey to boot.

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#25

Everyone Complains About Their Family After Thanksgiving, But Mine Truly Are Monsters

Everyone Complains About Their Family After Thanksgiving, But Mine Truly Are Monsters

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Shelli PL
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5 days ago

This aggression will not stand, man

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#26

My Grocery Store Sells These Beauties

My Grocery Store Sells These Beauties

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Julia Atkinson
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5 days ago

I'm English, but what I've gathered from this thread is that you need balls to survive Thanksgiving

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#27

My Friend Dropped His Thanksgiving Turkey

My Friend Dropped His Thanksgiving Turkey

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Francis
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5 days ago

5sec rule!!

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#28

Stayed Up Until 4 Am Baking My First Fully From Scratch Apple Pie For Thanksgiving. Stayed Up Until 4:30 Am Having A Breakdown Over Dropping It

Stayed Up Until 4 Am Baking My First Fully From Scratch Apple Pie For Thanksgiving. Stayed Up Until 4:30 Am Having A Breakdown Over Dropping It

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Nugua
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5 days ago

Rip it in piece, fill in glasses, top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!

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#29

The Turkey My Wife Bought For Thanksgiving

The Turkey My Wife Bought For Thanksgiving

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Andy Acceber
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5 days ago

'Looks like you're jumping straight to the leftover turkey sandwich phase.

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#30

Dog Pulled The Turkey Off The Counter And Shattered The Glass Dish It Was In

Dog Pulled The Turkey Off The Counter And Shattered The Glass Dish It Was In

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LuckyL
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5 days ago

Lucky it didn't get hit by the knife!!

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#31

Our Thanksgiving Cake

Our Thanksgiving Cake

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Francis
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5 days ago

is this the reason why the house (some # above) burnt down?

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#32

My Thanksgiving Monstrosity

My Thanksgiving Monstrosity

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Yettichild
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5 days ago

Crabturpuss?

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#33

My Apartment Building Burned Down This Afternoon. Happy Thanksgiving I Guess

My Apartment Building Burned Down This Afternoon. Happy Thanksgiving I Guess

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Mihai Mara
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5 days ago

Careful, mate, that is not how you are supposed to cook the turkey.

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#34

Spent 4 Hours In The Emergency Room On Thanksgiving Day. Today I Received The Post-Insurance Bill. Screw American Healthcare

Spent 4 Hours In The Emergency Room On Thanksgiving Day. Today I Received The Post-Insurance Bill. Screw American Healthcare

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
5 days ago

It's beyond time for the U.S. to have universal healthcare. We're dying and going broke. Make Thanksgiving uncomfortable this year. Talk about the importance of affordable prescriptions, doctor visits, and more with your family and friends. We need to get everyone in this country on the same page and away from the fear-mongering.

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#35

My Cat Ruined Thanksgiving

My Cat Ruined Thanksgiving

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Eva the Egg
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5 days ago

...for you, not her!

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#36

Why, Of All Days, On Thanksgiving

Why, Of All Days, On Thanksgiving

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LuckyL
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5 days ago

Just because - when else?

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#37

First Year Mom Trusted Me With The Turkey

First Year Mom Trusted Me With The Turkey

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troufaki13
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5 days ago

First and last

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#38

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

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Helen Haley
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5 days ago

I think your dinner needs an exorcism.

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#39

My “Family-Oriented” Company Provided Thanksgiving Dinner Since They Couldn’t Bother To Let Us Go Home

My “Family-Oriented” Company Provided Thanksgiving Dinner Since They Couldn’t Bother To Let Us Go Home

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LuckyL
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5 days ago

I think it's quite nice. Not everyone is able to be home for every special occasion

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#40

Thanksgiving 2019, Have I Hit Rock Bottom?

Thanksgiving 2019, Have I Hit Rock Bottom?

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Shelli PL
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5 days ago

Just wait what 2020 Thanksgiving has in store

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#41

The Fruit Tart My Wife Made From Scratch. Happy Thanksgiving

The Fruit Tart My Wife Made From Scratch. Happy Thanksgiving

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Julia Atkinson
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5 days ago

And to scratch it has returned

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#42

I Tried

I Tried

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Hannah Edwards
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5 days ago

And you succeeded !

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#43

The Way My Roommate Ate This Pie I Bought For Thanksgiving

The Way My Roommate Ate This Pie I Bought For Thanksgiving

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Sheila McEnany Markowitz
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5 days ago

Raised by Barbarians, were they?

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#44

Anyone Want A Slice Of The Turdkey Cake?

Anyone Want A Slice Of The Turdkey Cake?

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Mazer
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5 days ago

Mr. Hankey!!! *for those who don’t know he is a South Park character

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#45

It's Not Truly Thanksgiving Until Heather Drops A Cheesecake In The Floor

It's Not Truly Thanksgiving Until Heather Drops A Cheesecake In The Floor

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Eva the Egg
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5 days ago

HEATHER WHYYYYY

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#46

Just An Fyi - These Are My 2 1/2 Hour Baked Biscuits. Easy Baking Instructions - Put Biscuits In Oven Then Leave For 2 1/2 Hours Then Come Home To A Smokey House

Just An Fyi - These Are My 2 1/2 Hour Baked Biscuits. Easy Baking Instructions - Put Biscuits In Oven Then Leave For 2 1/2 Hours Then Come Home To A Smokey House

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Samantha Lomb
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5 days ago

Why would you ever LEAVE with food in the oven?!! My mom would freak out at me even leaving the room

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#47

Really Looking Forward To Some Custard Pumpkin Pie For Thanksgiving

Really Looking Forward To Some Custard Pumpkin Pie For Thanksgiving

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Chucky Cheezburger
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5 days ago

Now the family pets are too!

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#48

These Were Supposed To Be Mini Pumpkin Pies, However, The Crust Crumbled On Every Single One When I Pulled Them Out Of The Pan

These Were Supposed To Be Mini Pumpkin Pies, However, The Crust Crumbled On Every Single One When I Pulled Them Out Of The Pan

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Karin Gibson
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5 days ago

It will still taste nice.

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#49

I Think Someone Was Not Pleased With His Share Of The Thanksgiving Turkey

I Think Someone Was Not Pleased With His Share Of The Thanksgiving Turkey

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Julia Atkinson
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5 days ago

I don't know, the motion blur indicates a wagging tail

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#50

It’s A Good Sign You Ruined Thanksgiving When The Bird Comes Out Of The Oven Looking Like The Iceman Ötzi

It’s A Good Sign You Ruined Thanksgiving When The Bird Comes Out Of The Oven Looking Like The Iceman Ötzi

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Kristof De Smet
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5 days ago

That's fine

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#51

I Made This All For Friends That Rsvp’d. No One Showed Up. :-/

I Made This All For Friends That Rsvp’d. No One Showed Up. :-/

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McSydney
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4 days ago

Food for the next week, or more.

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