Every family has its quirks, but some are... how do we say this kindly, more extreme than others. These things often show themselves in full-force over Thanksgiving because everyone is so stressed about getting the big meal ready in time for families and friends to arrive.
People tweeted out their most ridiculous and funny Thanksgiving fails yesterday, and they're sure to make you giggle. Jimmy Fallon started the trend by tweeting, "Hashtag game! Tweet out a funny, weird, or embarrassing story about Thanksgiving and tag it with #ThanksgivingFails. Could be on the show!"
You'll either deeply relate to these people or feel a little better about your own Thanksgiving dinner in comparison.
One man explained what happens when your doctor grandma is in charge of dinner.
“Every year, My surgeon grandma makes 2 stuffed fish appetizers by opening them up, stuffing them and suturing them closed. After suturing them she couldn’t find all the needles. We drove to her hospital to X-ray the fish.” – Jhon F
Trying new dishes for the first time on Thanksgiving is risky.
“My mom tried making homemade rolls for Thanksgiving once…they were so hard that we played baseball with them and my dog used it as a chew toy for up to a week” – @makayla_doolin
This person was less than pleased after working all day to impress their in-laws.
“My first time hosting thanksgiving for my in laws I spent two hours trying to thicken the gravy with what I thought was flour.. Turned out to be confectionary sugar… Was a tad sweet….” – @cpawlyk
Cranberry sauce is often a point of contention at the dinner table.
“My cousin once bragged that his aunt makes the best cranberry sauce and even adds a cool design. The “design” is from the ridges of the can.” – @Liz Fedak
It's all fun and games until something catches fire.
“Last Thanksgiving, our dining room table caught on fire from the candle wax dripping onto the table cloth. After we quickly put out the fire, I looked at my cousin and said, ‘Thanksgiving was lit.’ With a straight face he replied, ‘Straight fuego.'”- @nicc_gerbss