This Thanksgiving the gatherings were virtual, the turkey was optional, and the mood was low-key, but there was still plenty of gratitude and family time to go around.

Celebrities traded in their usual matching pajamas, big traditional feasts, and over-the-top table settings for community service projects and quiet family affairs. 

Chrisy Teigen was open about her choice to pare down her family’s dinner menu so that they could spend more time with each other and less time in the kitchen. According to PEOPLE she said, “I just don’t have it in me! I’ve been doing this for 10 years with John and his family now, and I think I’ve gotten a little tired of just seeing so much food go to waste. I go way too hard with way too many sides.” 

She and John Legend aren’t the only ones who switched things up. Real Housewives of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant chose to embrace the year’s unconventional theme by serving up a DMV style meal, swapping out the main course for some crab legs and the sides for boiled corn and shrimp.

Kerry Washington practiced yoga, T.I. hosted his 15th annual charity drive and Viola Davis decided to advocate for decolonizing the holiday.  

Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker became all of us when they got a head start on the holiday spirit and decked their entire house out for Christmas.

See how your favorite celebrities spent the Thanksgiving holiday! 


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