Thanksgiving is usually the time to surround ourselves with friends, family, delicious food and good vibes. But with a contentious presidential election in America’s rear-view mirror, it’s safe to say we’re all anticipating a pretty awkward family meal.
If your Thanksgiving dinner comes with a side of passive aggression, know that you’re not alone. Here are 21 spot-on tweets that sum up your irritation with your family on Thanksgiving.
My mother asked what I was going to make this year for Thanksgiving and I said, "a scene."— Alison Leiby (@AlisonLeiby) November 20, 2015
Thanksgiving is always awkward for me since the thing I'm most thankful for each year is the time I'm not forced to spend with my family.— (((OhNoSheTwitnt))) (@OhNoSheTwitnt) November 24, 2015
Trump is what happens when you spent the last 7 Thanksgiving dinners lecturing your angry uncle from your Vox index cards.— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 10, 2016
Right now there is an aunt buying all the ingredients for that thing she brings every Thanksgiving that everyone in the family hates.— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) November 17, 2016
I'm going to do the same thing I do every Thanksgiving: talk to no one & get drunk while dancing with the family dog.— Doth (@DothTheDoth) November 17, 2016
Today's Thanksgiving craft. Building a tiny box in my soul to silently scream into during the family gatherings tomorrow.— Tim Siedell (@badbanana) November 23, 2011
Florida is your drunk, dramatic aunt at Thanksgiving that cries & accuses everyone of not liking her and you're all like "yeah this is why"— Mary Numair (@MaryNumair) November 9, 2016
Hello I am a grown-up and the only Thanksgiving job my family entrusted me with was to put the leftovers in Tupperware.— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) October 10, 2015
This Thanksgiving for the first time ever, your drunk uncle will seem quite “presidential.”— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) November 14, 2016
Call your dad now and ask him what the wifi password is so he has time to find the little paper it's written on before Thanksgiving.— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) November 15, 2016
Isn't it annoying when you're having dinner with your in-laws and they don't exist because no one loves you enough to marry you?— Megan Amram (@meganamram) November 28, 2013
Listen, if you can't spot the drunk uncle at thanksgiving then you (me) are the drunk uncle at thanksgiving.— Jeff (@usermcuserface) November 15, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving! This year I'm thankful that your family is so annoying you're checking Twitter instead of talking to them.— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 27, 2014