Here’s How Some of Your Favorite Celebs Celebrated Thanksgiving

While there are many ways in which celebrities differ from the rest of us, they’re the same in at least one respect. Thanksgiving, even in Hollywood circles, seems to be devoted to the classics: food and family.

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This year, stars Kelly Clarkson, Kris Jenner and more took to social media to express their gratitude through heartwarming photos of loved ones — and, naturally, some serious eats.

Check out how some of your favorite celebrities spent Thanksgiving this year. How do their traditions stack up to your own?

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Oprah Winfrey shared a video of herself and a group of fierce females in her life “singing home” girls as they arrive for the festivities.

Mindy Kaling posted a precious tribute to her daughter by sharing a photo of the pair’s feet in matching pink converse. “Thankful for her,” Kaling wrote. “Happy Thanksgiving.”

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Thankful for her. Happy Thanksgiving. 💖 💖

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After being hilariously trolled by Macy’s for saying in 2014 that she couldn’t imagine being bored enough to watch a parade on TV — with the knowledge that this year, John Legend is actually in that parade — Chrissy Teigen did what only she could do: live-tweeted herself watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Blake Lively played a little “expectations vs reality,” posting a photo of herself all glammed up (expectation) followed by one of her eating takeout in the back seat of her car (reality, not to mention #momlife).

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Thanksgiving: EXPECTATION vs REALITY….

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Katie Couric devoted her Thanksgiving Insta post to a few of her favorite things, among them iced coffee, The Handmaid’s Tale, family, Central Park, maple syrup, laughing babies, pajamas, poetry, eyelash extensions, California firefighters and a free press.

Couric’s fellow anchor, Hoda Kotb, shared a photo of her family gathered around the table — with football on in the background, to boot.

Although Dwayne Johnson is currently in London, he still celebrated Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner. Also on the menu? A heaping helping of gratitude from the Ballers star, who shared via Instagram a memory of being too broke to even afford a turkey.

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Word to the bird 🦃 and a weird thing I have to always keep close. This Thanksgiving was a unique one, in that it was the first time I’ve ever not been back home in the U.S. of A. But here in London, we still cooked and laid out a big, sweet spread to give our thanks and boundless gratitude for our loved ones. The weird thing – is every Thanksgiving I gotta take a moment to remember exactly 27 years ago on Thanksgiving while living in Tampa, Fl we were so piss broke, that we couldn’t even afford to buy a turkey, so we were praying someone would invite us over for Thanksgiving. Well, the universe answered our prayers, because friends of ours called to say Happy Thanksgiving and we were like, “HAPPY THANKSGIVING WE’LL BE RIGHT OVER TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU GUYS K BYE!!” They were like, “Uhhh okaaaay great, see you soon?” A Very true and fucking embarrassing story 😂🤦🏽‍♂️ I’m weird this way, but remembering shit like this helps me live a better and more grateful life. I’m quite sure I need therapy for this, but until then tequila will be my loving & empathetic therapist. #WordToTheBird #GratefulMan #AintPissBrokeNoMo #Cheers 🥃🦃

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Madonna, who spent the holiday in Malawi, shared a rare photo with all of her children together. Calling them the thing she is most thankful for, the singer wrote, “My Children have led me down roads and opened doors I never imagined I’d walk through. Fame, Fortune, and Records broken could never equal that which I treasure and value most.”

Kelly Clarkson posted a photo of herself performing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. A performance which, for the record, she slayed — without lip-syncing or backing in 19-degree weather!

Olivia Munn traveled in good company for the holidays, posting a short video clip showing her festive pups in tow.

Kris Jenner spent the day with “generations of love” in her photo, she captured her mother and her granddaughters Chicago West and True Thompson (whose parents were presumably nearby).

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Thankful for generations of love 💜

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Speaking of those parents, Khloé Kardashian posted a photo of herself with daughter True (at an elegant Thanksgiving table). “Thankful you picked me,” the proud mama captioned the sweet pic.

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Thankful you picked me 💕

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Quantico star Priyanka Chopra posted a wildly impressive picture of her family seated at a table that looks about a mile long, with fiancé Nick Jonas at the end, writing, “Happy Thanksgiving.. family.. forever.” The couple celebrated in India.

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Happy thanksgiving.. family.. forever..

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Jennifer Garner was also in the throwback spirit, posting a hilarious photo of herself dressed as a pilgrim — and a friend from England dressed as a turkey. In the caption, Garner explained that, when she invited this friend to Thanksgiving all those years ago, she “dressed my darling Brit as a turkey and paraded her around the mean streets of Charleston, WV.”

“Thankful for mornings like this with the ones I love most. I am truly blessed,” A-Rod captioned a photo of himself snuggled up in bed with girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, her kids and his kids. Cozy!

New mama Diane Kruger gave a shout-out to her boyfriend, Norman Reedus, writing, “Favorite time of the year. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I have A LOT to be thankful for this year and I count my lucky stars to have met you @bigbaldhead and for sharing life’s many blessings with you.”

Another new mama, Gabrielle Union, shared a photo of her husband, Dwyane Wade, along with their precious new bundle. “Thankful and Happy. Very Thankful and Very Happy. Love to you and yours,” Union said.

Music icon Dolly Parton posted a photo of herself next to a picture-perfect holiday table, adding a gentle reminder: “Fall is a season to slow down and take stock of what we’re grateful for. Take a moment today to count your blessings. I’m sure they’re many if you think about it!”

Reese Witherspoon, ever the hostess with the mostest, shared a snapshot of herself (dressed in Draper James, natch!) serving up some holiday fare. What’s she most thankful for? “A day spent with loved ones eating, laughing and making memories.”

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