16 Struggles For Americans Celebrating Thanksgiving In The UK


For Americans all across the world, Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays in the calendar (not least as a practice run all the food we need to fit in at Christmas).

But what happens if you can’t make it home for the holidays and you’re stuck on the other side of the pond with your British cousins?

These are the 16 struggles that all Americans will relate to when celebrating Thanksgiving in the UK.

1. Every time you ask someone what they’re doing for the holidays, they think you mean Christmas.

2. Brits telling you they know about Thanksgiving because they once bought tinned goods to school for Harvest Festival.

3. Not automatically getting the holiday off work, but knowing there’s no chance you’d ever miss it.

4. Struggling to find a turkey in the supermarket this early in the year.

5. No one knowing what a pumpkin pie is.

6. People being disgusted at the idea of eating a green bean casserole.

7. Having to learn how to cook a turkey because your mum isn’t around to do it.

8. No access to apple cider, which means no apple cider donuts for breakfast tomorrow.

9. Missing your annual argument with your weird uncle who definitely voted for Trump.

10. Having no one to pull the wishbone with.

11. At least you don’t have to fight your siblings for the last bit of stuffing.

12. Not being able to call the Butterball hotline.

13. Trying to explain to Brits why the President pardons a turkey.

14. Not being able to watch the Macy’s Day Parade on TV.

15. Having no excuse to be seriously overweight before Christmas has even begun.

16. Well at least no one will know you are still in a food coma when you don’t come in to work on Friday.

Let’s do this thing.

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