GIVING THANKS: Your Favs Share Thanksgiving Traditions & Thankful Thoughts
Gobble Gobble! It’s almost turkey day, and we can already smell the delicious aroma of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing wafting through the air!
Thanksgiving brings up so many memories, and while most of us share a similar meal, traditions vary from family to family. Some have an intimate gathering at home and then head out for a movie and Black Friday shopping. Others travel across the country to spend time with their loved ones, and then lend their time at a soup kitchen. Whether you’re all about the food or enjoy making memories with your fam, Thanksgiving is one of the coziest feel-good days.
We asked your favorite celebs to get into the Thanksgiving spirit by sharing some of their most treasured traditions, favorite foods, and what they’re thankful for this year.
SOUND OFF: Thanksgiving Edition:
MAKE YOUR OWN FAMILY: Singer and YouTuber Annie Rose is all about community. Her extended family doesn’t live near her hometown in Texas, so instead, they make their own family by inviting people from the neighborhood to gather around the table.
“We don’t have any family that lives in Texas, and so we invite other families over who also don’t have family in town. Every year we have different random families for a huge meal that we eat on long tables on the porch. My dad cooks a huge turkey and makes a super spicy stuffing, and my mom makes mashed potatoes and peas. And we have sparkling apple juice to drink and Blue Bell ice cream on lots of different pies for dessert. Afterward, the dads always smoke cigars, and kids play board games very loudly in the den.”
A CLASSIC FAV: Teeny Wee creator Sasha Anne loves when her out of town siblings come home for turkey day and is all about an iconic Thanksgiving staple.
“My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is when my family gets together and we just hang out. I love it because I rarely see my brothers and sisters at the same time since they live in LA, Miami, and Georgia. I also love it when my mom makes sweet potato with marshmallows.”
DESSERT FIRST: Mercedes Lomelino’s outfits are always on-point in her GEM Sisters videos, and we’re sure her Thanksgiving Day look will impress. Her favorite Thanksgiving traditions are as sweet as she is, “Spending time with my cousins and my mom’s famous peanut butter pie!”
Is anyone else drooling? Count us in for a slice, Mama GEM!
JET SETTER: Carrie Berk is an NYC girl through and through, but this year you might spot her at the airport! This teen style blogger & influencer enjoys heading out of town for the festivities.
“Visiting my cousins in Okemo. We stuff our faces at the Thanksgiving feast, and the morning after, we go on a Turkey Trot run to burn it all off!”
We love the idea of doing a Turkey Trot, it’s always so much fun to see everyone decked out in their best turkey-inspired running gear!
FOOTBALL FANATIC: Dancer and actress Kenzie Couch knows that one of the best things about Thanksgiving is watching the big game after the biggest meal of the year!
“My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is going to the Detroit Lions game on Thanksgiving Day. I am originally from Michigan, so going home and being at that game every year is the best!”
GRAB THE POPCORN: Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is one of the most popular days for movie theaters? That’s why some of the biggest releases of the year come out around Thanksgiving!
Actress Brooklyn Robinson is all about the movie-going experience! “My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is eating a lot of turkey then going to the movies.”
EASY AS PIE: YouTuber Zoe Nazarian (aka Hashtag Zoe) has so much to be thankful for this year. From her huge social following and comedic skills, we know she’s grateful for it all. But there’s something she loves more than anything else when turkey day rolls around – pie!
“I’m most thankful for my family, my friends, my dog, and pie….seriously, I love pie!”
SUPPORTIVE SISTERS: “I’m most thankful for everyone in my life and their continued support!” Giselle Lomelino of GEM Sisters shared.
Giselle is thankful for the people in her life. Without GEM Sisters fans and the support of her family, this YouTube star couldn’t shine as bright!
ALWAYS LEARNING: Katie Couch lives to dance, but she also knows that one of the most valuable things you can get in life is an education. While those long nights doing homework can be challenging, the knowledge you gain from your time at school is priceless.
Katie says, “This year, I am so thankful for my education. I love school, and I am thankful that I get the opportunity to learn something new every day when some children will never have that chance.”
THE THREE F’s: No, we’re not talking about fire, fish, and feathers. Mani star Bryson Robinson is all about three of the best things in the entire world. Can you guess what they are?
“I’m thankful for my friends, family, and football – Gooo Rams!” Who are you rooting for during the big game this year? Bryson will be decked out in LA Rams gear!
GLISTENING GEMS: Evangeline Lomelino shines bright in sketches with her sisters on YouTube, and she’s grateful for it all. The thing she’s most thankful for this year? YOU, the fans!
“I’m most thankful for the GEMS! Thank you for being a part of our lives!”
FAMILY VIBES: Kami Couch is thankful for the ability to follow her dreams and pursue her biggest passion – dance! She knows that it wouldn’t be possible without two essentials – her health and her family!
“This year, I am so thankful for my health and for my family. I would not be able to pursue my dreams without being healthy and without the support of my family.”
This time of year is a reminder to be thankful for what we have and to be kind to others. These small acts of kindness are the perfect way to put a smile on someone’s face!