Oh, Thanksgiving! It’s a beautiful day to celebrate with your loved ones, but of course, things don’t always go as planned. From cooking disasters to awkward family moments, these are some of our favorite 2016 Thanksgiving Fails. A special shoutout to Twitter for being a place we can laugh at ourselves and our strange situations – you help us keep sane!
We’ve all probably experienced Thanksgiving Fails like these:
When Grandma isn’t as good of a cook as she thinks she is.
We had thanksgiving today with food from my grandma and thanksgiving tomorrow with real food from my mom ?
— Fäíth Ëłīžâbëth ? (@FaithGrimes20) November 25, 2016
When your relatives are living in the technological past.
Thankful this thanksgiving for touchscreens/iPhones after my dad just made me type a message on his flip phone & wasted 9 minutes of my life
— christinritter (@christinritter) November 24, 2016
When one of your relatives has one too many drinks (or at least we hope that’s the reason!).
Thanksgiving Festivities: My aunt is laughing uncontrollably because the name of a bra brand is called Hidden Treasures
— Grace Beigel (@beigsss) November 25, 2016
When generations collide and the oldies try to be young and hip.
While you were all getting in fights over politics at the thanksgiving table I got in an argument w an uncle over the definition of ‘dank’
— robby bobby (@radbrobley) November 25, 2016
When your dad tries to navigate his way through 2016.
@ Thanksgiving my dad announced he wants help setting up a tinder. After many questions we realized that he meant twitter.#ThanksgivingFail
— Rebecca Stinson (@Rebecca_Ann95) November 25, 2016
When grandpa has a lot to get off his chest.
My grandfather started the Thanksgiving pray by “Bless me Father for I have sinned”… no no grandpa this is not confession, let’s eat
— Roman (@romannoodless2) November 24, 2016
When the silver lining is finding out valuable information.
— Melissa Granger (@BNHSGranger) November 24, 2016
When you beat yourself up over the disaster that is Thanksgiving!
Just punched myself in the nose opening a bottle of wine #thanksgivingfail
— Ciara Weir (@ciaraweir1309) November 24, 2016
When all you want to do is eat more pie, but the guilt is too much.
my cousin and her friends ate thanksgiving dinner and now are doing an ab circuit workout I can’t imagine the self control
— hann sandwich (@hannahkrigby) November 25, 2016
When you wonder why the election has to be so darn close to Thanksgiving.
Grandma: “Donald and Hillary were not invited to thanksgiving, so no political talk today”
My 7 y/o cousin: I hate Donald #kickedouttalunch
— Natalie (@nat_hollz18) November 25, 2016
When you were thiiiis close to a lunch without any Thanksgiving Fails. But no.
Almost made it through thanksgiving without politics ?
— gabby (@gabbypiee) November 25, 2016
When it’s over and done, and you just want to curl up under a blanket with a nice warm drink. But you can’t.
I genuinely regret not buying a bottle of Baileys to add to my peppermint hot cocoa today. #ThanksgivingFail
— Jessica Chenault (@JessRChenault) November 24, 2016
Thanksgiving is always a “special” time of year. There may be a little (or a lot) of chaos, but hey, Thanksgiving Fails are what great Thanksgiving memories are made of, right?