One of the nice things about my side of the family is that we don't start our Thanksgiving party until the cocktail hour, as opposed to my husband's people who ring the dinner bell promptly at noon. I like having all day to cook, hang out in my jammies and watch TV - Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, Phillie kennel club dog show, football, in that order.
The other nice things are the cocktails themselves, which come in handy when five women are trying to work in my mom's kitchen, simultaneously. Wild Turkey, anyone? Cheers!