15 Cat GIFs That Perfectly Describe the Thanksgiving Day Experience

Nov 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET
Cat GIFs That Sum Up Thanksgiving Dinner With the Fam
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To quote the very wise words of a little band named U2, "I can't live with or without you." And in this instance, we're referencing the beauty and the pain that is Thanksgiving, of course. 

Come on, you know what we're talking about. Thanksgiving is that very special time of year when we get the chance to convene with our nearest and dearest around the dinner table and express just how grateful we are to all have each other — while also stuffing our faces with the most amazing food on Earth. And you know what else happens when a ton of extended family who sees each other once or twice a year all squeezes into the same room. Drama, drama, drama. No family gathering would be complete without it, and family Thanksgiving dinners set the standard.

In the spirit of fun, we used cat GIFs to capture all the feels of the holiday.

Originally published November 2016. Updated November 2017.

1 /15: When the aunts get ahold of you

1/15 :When the aunts get ahold of you

2 /15: When Mom asks if you want to lick the spoon

2/15 :When Mom asks if you want to lick the spoon

3 /15: When you low-key try to sneak a taste

3/15 :When you low-key try to sneak a taste

4 /15: When someone says dinner is almost ready

4/15 :When someone says dinner is almost ready

5 /15: When your sister tries to cut in line

5/15 :When your sister tries to cut in line

6 /15: When your drunk uncle knocks over the pie

6/15 :When your drunk uncle knocks over the pie

7 /15: When someone asks why you're still single

7/15 :When someone asks why you're still single

8 /15: When Dad's turkey-carving skills get dissed

8/15 :When Dad's turkey-carving skills get dissed

9 /15: When you let a curse word slip

9/15 :When you let a curse word slip

10 /15: When your cousin opens his mouth...

10/15 :When your cousin opens his mouth...

11 /15: When you eat too much

11/15 :When you eat too much

12 /15: When the tryptophan kicks in

12/15 :When the tryptophan kicks in

13 /15: When you have too much holiday sangria...

13/15 :When you have too much holiday sangria...

14 /15: When it's time to do dishes

14/15 :When it's time to do dishes

15 /15: When you get your second wind

15/15 :When you get your second wind