Top 8 Things Your Family Will Argue About At Thanksgiving Dinner

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I just found a hilarious thing on the Huffington Post. A Thanksgiving argument generator. Not that I think most families need something like that. Around my house we call our Thanksgiving argument generator “Nana” (JUST KIDDING NANA, LOVE YOU! *Hides in fear*)

Things can get heated during the holidays, can’t they? “One Thanksgiving weekend, after my mom put the Christmas tree up, my little sisters stole all my underwear and decorated the tree with them. I was fourteen or so, and about as embarrassed as you would imagine. I’m pretty sure someone was punched straight in the face that day. And I’m still plotting my revenge to this day.”This got me thinking about the things other, less insane families argue about on Thanksgiving. Turns out, there is no such thing as a non-insane family. People are seriously live-tweeting their Thanksgiving family arguments. Below is a list of my favorite examples, but there are literally thousands on Twitter. Right now. Families be crazy.

8.  Even Thanksgiving isn’t safe from the common core argument…

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I vote this as the education topic most likely to cause a food fight.

7. Ah, the inevitability of the holiday row

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Like a glass of cranberry juice with no vodka…

6. Naked chef

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The real question here isn’t “why would you want to cook a hot turkey and fixin’s without a shirt on.” No. The real question is “why would you want to cook half naked in front of your mom.”

5. Amy for the win

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Of course, if this were me I would have made this whole conversation into a sexual innuendo. Because I am a woman of class and grace. DUH.

4. There’s always that one Affleck fan in every bunch…

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I just know that the Ben Affleck in Man of Steel argument is going to get at least one person shot this Thanksgiving. Mark my words. My husband made a semi-pro-Affleck joke last week and he was almost banned from dinner altogether.

3. A classy argument if I ever saw one

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I would make this conversation sexual too, if given the chance. Also, quiche should be how every argument ends, because quiche is AWESOME.

2. She has a point…

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I think “Condom Style” would’ve made it better. And I fully expect to have this argument with my own mother, but only because she like the word “condom.”

1. The argument to end all arguments

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‘Nuff said


  1. CrazyLogic

    November 27, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I once got into an argument with my grandfather over if squirrels mated for life…

    • Frances Locke

      November 27, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      I gotta ask. Who won?

    • CrazyLogic

      November 27, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Well, since I was the one who insisted they did and he was right in the end…I say he did.

      But I won in the sense he realized he was arguing with an eight year old and changed the subject.

    • Frances Locke

      November 28, 2013 at 11:33 am

      I think you won, since you were able to get an adult to argue with you at eight. LOL

    • CrazyLogic

      November 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm

      Still the most pointless argument of my life.

  2. Bethany Ramos

    November 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I got into a thanksgiving argument with my mom when I turned 21 because she wasn’t comfortable with me drinking at dinner. So I told her I would be in the driveway drinking in my car that I OWNED.

    • Drunk Me Is A Dick Sometimes

      November 27, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      See, I was told to cut back on my holiday drinking the year I turned 21 because my date, Jose Cuervo, told me it would be entertaining to announce at dinner than my sister was pregnant (she wasn’t) and then sit back and watch the dinner theater show titled “My Sister Doth Protest Too Much.” For the next couple of months everyone who was at that dinner would ask how she was feeling and if she was sick each time she went to the bathroom.

    • Bethany Ramos

      November 27, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      That’s ahhhmazing.

    • Frances Locke

      November 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

      You are my hero. I think I’m gonna do this today at Thanksgiving dinner.

  3. Kay_Sue

    November 27, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    This Thanksgiving, I am grateful to be with my in laws. While I may not agree with all of their political views at least I can avoid the annual Ultra Liberal versus Ultra Conservative showdown that is inevitable in my family.

    • Frances Locke

      November 28, 2013 at 11:35 am

      I’m thankful that my side of the family are all the same amount of liberal I am, so that is the ONE thing we don’t argue about.

  4. Tea

    November 28, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Thanksgiving is actually when my in-laws semi behave themselves, it’s behind closed doors that we get lectured about the impending liberal apocalypse or rapture if they feel we’ve been too Catholic lately and not “christian” enough. (There is no exaggeration here, this is all 100% things we hear)

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