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Paula Abdul, Lea Michele, and More Celebrate Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving might traditionally be an American holiday, but even our favorite Australian got in on the gratitude this year. On Thursday morning, our good mate Bluey appeared in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade alongside several other celebrities, including Paula Abdul, Lea Michele, Jimmy Fallon, and Mariah Carey. Of course, not everyone was able to take to the streets to celebrate … but there’s always social media. Former president Barack Obama marked the holiday by posting some of his favorite dad jokes from turkey days past, while Catherine Zeta-Jones put together a slideshow of festive memories. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best moments and celebrations from this Thanksgiving season.

Lea Michele and the Funny Girl Cast

We still think it would’ve been funny if she performed Glee’s “Let’s Have a Kiki / Turkey Lurkey Time” mashup, but who are we to rain on her parade?

Paula Abdul

Like Flava Flav, we are thankful for this performance.

The Obamas

Has it really been that long since the Obamas were the First Family? Time really does fly … even if … sigh … turkeys don’t.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Why celebrate just one Thanksgiving when you can celebrate all your Thanksgivings?

“Thanksgiving Grandma” Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton

In case you somehow missed it, seven years ago, Wanda Dench texted the wrong number an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner. She didn’t take the offer back, ins she said grandmas “feed everyone.” Does the company she started with Jamal Hinton count as a family business?

Jimmy Fallon

The very-much-still-alive Jimmy Fallon performed his Dolly Parton duet, “Almost too Early for Christmas,” with the Roots.

Snoop Dogg

We get the feeling he might not be talking about the turkey.


Thanks for coming all the way to the States, mate.


Coming through with the ad libs.

Mariah Carey

How gracious of Mariah Carey to allow Thanksgiving to have its moment before her reign begins. She might not legally have the title, but she is clearly the Queen of Christmas in NBC’s heart.

Paula Abdul, Lea Michele, and More Celebrate Thanksgiving