Today, families across the United States celebrate Thanksgiving, which falls on the fourth Thursday in November.

From the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York to feasting on traditional foods such as turkey, green bean casserole, mash potatoes, and pumpkin pie, to watching NFL games and reuniting with family members, it’s certainly an eventful occasion for everyone celebrating.

With this in mind, the relatable highs and lows of the national holidays are the perfect time to create memes with Twitter being filled with numerous Thanksgiving-related jokes.

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The lead-up to Thanksgiving itself can be exciting as Stanley Hudson in The Office appears to be particularly pumped for some pies (understandably).

Next up, it’s always awkward when family members have opposing political views to you, but it’s even worse when the topic of conversation arises at dinner, as this dog’s bewildered expression hilariously demonstrates.

Thanksgiving memes have been around on the internet for many years now, which means once the holiday comes back around, people are excited to share their favourite memes from over the years - and they’re still as funny today.

Making the preparations for Thanksgiving dinner can be a tough job - especially if you have a large family coming round - and so it’s fair to say some mums are stressed out but that can all change once the guests arrive.

Waiting for the dinner to be ready on Thanksgiving can feel that time is ticking agonisingly slowly. Also, who doesn’t love a good dog meme?

Of course, food is the topic on everyone’s lips when it comes to Thanksgiving celebrations, so much so that a meme of a woman kayaking through mash potato and gravy accurately portrays how much food is on their mind (the answer is a lot).

Thanksgiving memes are not complete without some starter-packs which rhyme off different holiday-related scenarios everyone is familiar with such as “A bunch of relatives you haven’t seen in like 10 years,” and “One uncle jokingly offers a kid a beer.”

Returning to your hometown for the holidays isn’t something everyone loves, leading those to channel their inner Damian from Mean Girls.

Others are pretty pumped about having a shorter working week thanks to Thanksgiving - feelings perfectly captured by Michael Scott.

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