Why Thanksgiving is the Worst Holiday

Klaudia Kowalewski '26

1. The whole (dreaded) family gathering thing

We all love our families, right? Well, at least some of the time. We can’t pretend we don’t have that inquisitive Auntie Susan who wants to know everything about your life and that annoying cousin Fred who keeps poking you with his fork at the table. It’s great to have your family around, but sometimes, it can get tiring. 


2. Innocent turkeys get killed 🙁

Need I say more? They didn’t do anything to deserve to be eaten by selfish overeaters!


3.Traveling for hours!

POV: You’re taking a 9-hour road trip with your family to North Carolina, just to have Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile, your younger sibling is constantly trying to steal your phone or jab you with their pencil. Your parents are too busy navigating traffic to notice anything, and you just have to deal with it. 


4. Feeling’ Stuffed!

You know the feeling when you don’t feel like eating anything that’s put in front of you the day after Thanksgiving? Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. I mean, food should be a comfort to us, but after Thanksgiving, it seems quite the opposite. 


5. Finally, complete and utter boredom

If you were ever a kid, you have to know what I’m talking about. It’s been an hour and 30 minutes, you’re still sitting at the table, listening to your uncles talk politics and your cousins having some weird debate on whether trees are capable of killing people or not. The question is, how must one get out of this situation? You don’t want to come off as an annoying brat, but at the same time, you will explode if you don’t get out of the room in the next 3 minutes.