Admittedly, Thanksgiving has never been one of my favorite Holidays. I know, I know, it’s blasphemy to not like a holiday that revolves around food. I guess I’m just weird. But, the more I think about it, I realize that I do actually like Thanksgiving for the ridiculous stories it brings. Actually, the celebrity stories about Thanksgiving tend to be even better. Despite being rich, famous, and gorgeous, they experience some wacky times with their families, too. Who would have thought, right? I always imagined celebrity Thanksgivings to be utterly perfect.
Turns out, I was very wrong. Celebrity Thanksgivings are far from perfect. Now, not all of the celebrity stories I’ve encountered are due to some terrible mishap or blunder. Some stories are simply fun in their absurdity and others are hilarious because of the celebrity’s candidness. After all, we all tend to feel strongly about the holidays in one way or another, and traditions can make us all a bit crazy. Who am I kidding, traditions can make us very crazy. It’s just that these tales make us all the more grateful that we can stand together in awkward Thanksgiving solidarity.
Here are 7 different Thanksgiving stories that are sure to make you laugh in preparation for your own wild day:
1. Ed Sheeran
He told E! Online this about showing up to Jennifer Aniston's Thanksgiving feast,
I finished in studio and I called up my friend. He was like, 'I'm at Jen's house and we're just having a chill hang so I was like, 'OK.' Then I turned up… and they're having a proper Thanksgiving meal and I'm there and I think I was wearing my board shorts or something. It was fun.
I mean, there's practically nothing more festive than spending Thanksgiving with some of the Friends cast, anyway. Even if you are underdressed.
2. Rashida Jones
Not all stories have to be anecdotes in order to pack a punch. Since Jones was lamenting over missing Thanksgiving with her family, I think her ode to stuffing was just right.
3. One Direction
What's better than Harry Styles guessing what foods a traditional Thanksgiving meal includes and Liam Payne offering to cook one? Um, practically nothing.
4. Jesse Eisenberg
Eisenberg's description of "Thanksliving" and his deadpan denial of a Turkey-shaped tofu dish in the face of O'Brien's anguish may just make this my favorite celebrity Thanksgiving story of all time.
5. Jimmy Fallon
Sure, these aren't Fallon's personal Thanksgiving stories, but they are his #ThanksgivingFail prompted tales, so it indirectly involves him anyway. Besides, isn't everything funnier when Fallon says it?
6. Sofia Vergara
Only Kimmel could segue Vergara's sweet Thanksgiving story into a tale about funeral dancing.
7. Sarah Silverman
Sometimes, you have to find the humor in the bad. According to Marie Claire , Silverman had a Thanksgiving that could have doubled as a horror movie. She said,
When I was 9 or 10 years old, my dad took me over to a neighboring farm to help get stuff for the meal. The farmer, Vic, told me to look at all the turkeys and pick one out. I saw a cute one with a silly walk and cried, 'Him!' Before my pointing finger had even dropped to my side, Vic had grabbed the turkey by the neck and slit its throat. Blood and feathers went flying. I had sentenced that turkey to death! Up until then, I didn't know where meat came from— and I've been a vegetarian ever since.
Who could blame her?!
So, the next time you think your Thanksgiving celebration has gotten out of hand, remember these sordid tales.