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Top 10 Thanksgiving fails will make you feel better about your cooking skills

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

Laugh over these #ThanksgivingFails and you'll feel better in no time

The combination of frenzied cooking, out-of-town relatives and copious amounts of sugar and wine means Thanksgiving is one of the most emotionally and physically grueling days of the year.

These sorry folks lived to tell the tale of all the things that could (and did) go wrong during their Thanksgiving dinners.

1. The unexpected guest

Laugh over these #ThanksgivingFails and you'll feel better in no time
"Happy Thanksgiving, here's a turkey I forgot to thaw, annnd apparently my dog saw a mouse and now he won't get off the counter..."
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Because Aunt Ethel's new friend wasn't the least welcome guest of the day.

2. Is that a real turkey?

It begs asking a second time... Is that a real turkey?

3. It's definitely not a turkey

It's a ham. How did they not realize this was a ham?

4. The gravy-eyed grandma

Hell hath no fury like a grandmother scorned.

5. The loneliest diner

Surround him with elderly relatives, and this man personifies how I feel about most nonfood-related Thanksgiving dinner conversations.

6. The five-second fail

And yet no one listens when I try to call out the five-second rule for being gross...

 7. The cupcake that looked like...?

This frosting totally looks like turkey — after it's been digested, that is.

8. The traditionalist's revenge

There's a reason barbecued turkey isn't a thing, but try telling that to your charcoal-happy Uncle Jerry.

9. The procrastinator's Thanksgiving

Be real: No one is coming to your house for duck on Thanksgiving. It's like, the one day a year we get to appreciate turkey!

10. The post-wine debauchery

Spiderman & Uncle Sam made things real awkward at the Macy's Parade. #ThanksgivingFAIL

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This is why you're not supposed to start drinking before the turkey's out of the oven. I wish I could say I wasn't speaking from experience (thanks a lot, brandy).

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