Seth Truly Understood Thanksgiving On 'The O.C.'

There's a reason that the holiday season is referred to as the most wonderful time of the year. Between bonding with family and gorging on the kinds of food we spend all year dreaming of, these annual festivities never fail to bring a smile to people's faces, and the same can be said of many beloved TV characters. For me, there's one day in particular that stands out above the rest, giving us all something to be thankful for, and I think a certain Newport resident would agree. I'm, of course, referring to Thanksgiving, the merits of which Seth Cohen from The O.C. surely understands better than anyone. He may have spent years perfecting the glory that is Chrismukkah, but Seth never lost sight of the other major holiday that falls towards the end of each calendar year.

Seth developed many different passions throughout the years (writing comic books, pursuing Summer, chatting with Captain Oats), but his truly distinguishing characteristic has to be his love for a good holiday celebration. Throughout the four seasons of The O.C., Seth proved on many different occasions that he understands the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Here are a few examples, in case you need some help getting in the holiday spirit.

1. When He Showed Zero Restraint At The Dinner Table

This is not a day for limits, my friends. It's a day for giving into one's inner gluttony. Excess = success.

2. When His Clothing Felt Too Restrictive

After that fourth helping of turkey, those jeans are bound to feel a little snug.

3. When He Just Wanted To Stay Inside

Being lazy is a longstanding Thanksgiving tradition. There's no point in fighting it.

4. When He Appreciated What Was Right In Front Of Him

I intend on saying this very thing to a big piece of pumpkin pie. (OK, fine, maybe the entire pie.)

5. When He Summarized The Basic Premise Of Any Big Family Dinner

Someone open a bottle of wine ASAP.

6. When He Felt Nostalgic For The Good Old Days

After all, memories are the glue that holds these holiday traditions together.

7. When He Was Grateful For His Accomplishments

Notice I said "grateful," not "humble."

8. When Sleep Became Inevitable

Behold the power of tryptophan, my friends. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a turkey (and Seth Cohen) to dream about.

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