The holiday season is already in full swing, and Thanksgiving is next in line. But in between all the parades, football games, and turkey, you will probably make one realization: Thanksgiving can be a ridiculous occasion. If you're stressing about spatchcocking that stupid bird, take a breather. Enjoying some funny Thanksgiving memes will put the focus back on what's really important this holiday season — eating too much food and steering family conversations away from hot-button political issues.
Why does Thanksgiving get so stressful? Where do I begin? The average household spends about $60 on Thanksgiving dinner, so there's financially a little more at stake than the average meal night, according to Statistic Brain. Simply figuring out the cook times for all the food can be a task in itself. Oh, and almost 50 million people travel more than 50 miles for Thanksgiving, as reported by the Orlando Sentinel. Busy travel days can wear out the most even-tempered person. When you add the typical family drama on top of all that — well, it's no wonder plenty of people find the holiday a bit stressful and that's even more reason to take a break and laugh for a moment. Especially if you're taking on the challenge of hosting this year, be sure to give yourself a little recovery time here and there.
Let these memes add some much needed humor to your Thanksgiving stress. They make light of all the possible holiday mishaps, like the weird pressures to serve up a very particular holiday meal, as well as the typical family dramas that ensue. So kick back for a minute and have a laugh.