Celebrities Remember Their Favorite Thanksgiving Moments

November 24, 2011 By:
Celebrities Remember Their Favorite Thanksgiving Moments

Whether it’s a food fight at the dinner table, or listening to your half drunk uncle talk politics, we all have our Thanksgiving memories. After all, it's one of the most memorable holidays. You're surrounded by your family, and we all know, get everyone in your family together, and something is bound to happen that you'll never forget.

As we get ready to make some new memories this year, we're taking a look at the old ones. The celebrities talked to Hollyscoop about what their favorite Thanksgiving memories are.

Puss in Boots star, Constance Marie, has a childhood Thanksgiving memory that might make you lose your appetite:

"I didn’t want to eat my turkey and I didn’t want my mom to be upset with me, so I chopped into little tiny pieces and stuck it in my piggy bank, and it was one of those piggy banks that you can’t get the food out or the money out without breaking it."

After Thanksgiving, Marie had a gruesome surprise:

"It stayed in there a long time, and then you’re like, 'what’s that smell?' And of course, you’re a child so you’ve forgotten. I don’t know who discovered it, but I don’t want to know who discovered it or what it smelled like."

You want to know how powerful Thanksgiving is? It turns Billy Bob Thornton into a giddy schoolboy:

"I’m always with my mom and my whole family on Thanksgiving and it’s one of my favorite holidays. I love the Fall, I love the colors of the Fall, just that while vibe and the smells around the house it’s just one of those things that takes you back to childhood."

Thornton tells us: "Thanksgiving still offers everything for everybody."

Glee star Charlene Amoia told us her favorite memories involve "stuffing my face every year, and then falling sleep on the couch."

And apparently, at the Amoia house, that's all there is to it. "I don’t think anything else ever happens," she told us.

Amanda Righetti of the Mentalist fame, told Hollyscoop her favorite memories involve cooking with her mom.

"I used to help her cook for Thanksgiving every year and so now I kind of take on the tradition. We do a deep fried turkey, which is really good."

And Nickelodeon star, Ryan Potter, says his favorite Thanksgiving memories involve planning for next Thanksgiving.

"We either go up to Palo Alto or we stay down here," Potter explains to Hollyscoop. "I think my favorite memory is…everyone is raising hands at the Thanksgiving dinner table. 'Ok, where are we going next year: Palo Alto or Los Angeles?'"

Hellcats star Sharon Leal says her best memories happen after the holiday: "It’s just eating all day long at the end coming out the coma the next week," Leal tells Hollyscoop.