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Our Thanksgiving Survival Guide: 25 Ideas to Get You Through the Holiday Weekend

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It's Monday. Thanksgiving is Thursday. All ready for turkey day? If you're human, we're guessing the answer is no. You've still got some decisions to make, which is why we've compiled 25 of our best Thanksgiving ideas in one place — from holiday recipes and movies to eco-friendly ideas and tips on how to deal with annoying relatives. So whether you're looking for a different dessert choice or a festive cocktail, you'll find all your Thanksgiving fixins right here. Which leaves you plenty of time to pick out a stylish turkey day outfit with an elastic waistband.

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