The CDC Is Recommending You Do Thanksgiving Over Zoom This Year (*Dad’s Head Explodes*)

A group of men eating food

For some, this might be GREAT news.

None of the family drama or bullshit to worry about – just you and your own immediate household, copious amounts of food and alcohol, and football, of course.

The CDC has officially recommended people do Thanksgiving virtually this year because of Covid. Yes – Thanksgiving over Zoom.

“Having a virtual dinner and sharing recipes with friends and family” is one of their main suggestions under “low risk” activities this year when it comes to Turkey Day.

Other “lower risk” activities include:

– Having a small dinner with only people who live in your household

– Preparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and delivering them in a way that doesn’t involve contact with others

– Shopping online rather than in person on the day after Thanksgiving or the next Monday

– Watching sports events, parades, and movies from home

Thanksgiving is all about meltdowns and arguments, in-person, and drunk. It’s beautiful.

I have a hunch most families will still get together this year, but we’ll see.

In the meantime, one of the greatest Thanksgiving videos of all time – asking dad about microwaving a turkey.

(This is the reaction I imagine most dads having when you tell them no Thanksgiving this year, pull up Zoom)

Another good one.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock