Celebrities Favorite Thanksgiving Memories

November 22, 2012 By:
Celebrities Favorite Thanksgiving Memories


Celebrities’ Thanksgivings, they’re just like us! Hollywood stars binge on stuffing, eat turkey (even the dark meat), lounge around with their families—for the most part, they are pretty standard and boring! Can you believe it?!!

When Hollyscoop asked some of your favorite actors, comedians, and reality television stars who all feel like family at this point about their best Turkey Day memories, it turns out they sound eerily similar to all of ours, which it’s pretty comforting and sweet to say the least.

“You know what, I will say the last two years,” says Real Housewives of Miami’s Joanna Krupa who couldn’t just single out a single year’s Thanksgiving. “This year and last year I was on the plane to Poland to shoot ‘Top Model,’ so gosh it's hard to say just being with the family. You know I'm going to be boring with my answer, but being with the family, because you know, especially my schedule is just so busy you're always traveling and when I could be with them I think that's the most important thing.”

“Oh wow, my best Thanksgiving memory is not eating my mother’s Thanksgiving cooking last year,” says comedian Anthony Anderson, going against the traditional grain. “Yeah, four people got sick. Yeah, and I was glad I didn't eat that day.”

“Almost all of them,” says actor Billy Bob Thornton, who appreciates the holiday’s homey nostalgia. “For one thing, 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 whole vibe and the smells around the house, it’s just one of those things that takes you back to childhood. In some ways, maybe even more than Christmas when you grow up because when you’re a kid it’s all about gifts at Christmas and when you get older you don’t care as much about the gifts, that’s all about the kids. But Thanksgiving still offers everything for everybody.”

“Family over for Thanksgiving, you know,” says actor-host Nick Cannon, talking about his plans spent with wife Mariah Carey and their twins Moroccan and Monroe. “Going out of town for Christmas, be in some snow, you know, so we out here for right now, but then we’re going to go to our winter wonderland, as we normally do.”

“Well I don't have crazy memories ‘cause I'm Irish, so we don't have Thanksgiving over there,” says Jason O’Mara from TV’s “Terra Nova,” who has embraced the American traditional wholeheartedly. “So I suppose my first Thanksgiving when my son was born, when we were a family for the first time, my wife Paige Turco and my son that was a memorable one. And then there have been a couple where my family have come over to join us and we sit down and have the whole turkey dinner and everything.”