7 Thanksgiving horror stories that will make you feel better about the holidays

Morgan Sung

Sure, reflecting on what you're grateful for on Thanksgiving is fun and all, but the holiday can also be immensely stressful. 

There's so much that can go wrong during America's gluttonous celebration — preparing a massive meal for multiple people is pretty much just asking for disaster. 

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From dog poop mishaps to deeply offensive family members, here are seven of the worst Thanksgiving horror stories, either shared with us or found around the internet. 

1. The time the family dog ruined dinner

Redditor u/baserith's grandmother made the mistake of treating the family dog to a piece of turkey, and was later subjected to absolute horror.

Comment from discussion baserith's comment from discussion "What is your best Thanksgiving disaster story?".

2. The turkey explosion 

One Redditor's brand new car was destroyed, thanks to a holiday mishap. Raw turkey juice and short stops don't quite go along. 


3. An unfortunate clean up 

An artist's friendsgiving went awry when their dog experienced some stomach troubles. At least their turkey was safe!

- Tristan Silver


4. The bubbly disaster

Thanksgiving can be wild, but this Redditor's story takes it to a whole new level. In this case, almost everything that could go wrong did go wrong. 

Comment from discussion Battle_mommy's comment from discussion "Thanksgiving Horror Stories - Discussion Thread".

5. The godmother's drunk faux pas

For producer Kate Bell, her first Thanksgiving after her parents split took a turn for the worse when her godmother made a snide comment about her mother. Yikes.

- Kate Bell 

6. The time someone forgot about a rotting turkey

Redditor u/safeburrito had an awful Thanksgiving when they forgot about a frozen turkey gone rancid. Read this until the end — it's truly a tragedy.


7. The cats got to it first

Redditor u/moneydearest went to a Thanksgiving dinner where someone actually served pumpkin pies with cat footprints. Would you have eaten it?

Comment from discussion moneydearest's comment from discussion "Thanksgiving Horror Stories - Discussion Thread".

So if you're stressed this Thanksgiving, at least you can be thankful that you're not dealing with any of these disasters!

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