Funny Thanksgiving Quotes

Bring Alive Your Thanksgiving Celebration With Guffaws and Giggles

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Thanksgiving celebration makes for great memories. It is not just the food, but also the atmosphere of fun and humor that add to the festivity.

Thanksgiving offers many such funny occasions that become part of the family legacy. Your grandparents will have interesting anecdotes to share about their Thanksgiving holiday. Likewise, you can create a treasure trove of memories to pass on to the next generation. If you believe that Thanksgiving should be more about creating an ambiance of love, sharing, and generosity, you can create a tradition around these values. Your family will enjoy their Thanksgiving celebration more when they do things they consider family tradition.

For instance, one such tradition could be to make Thanksgiving a day of laughter. Encourage your friends and family to share some funny anecdotes, jokes, and quotes after dinner. Or you could play games and quizzes that keep the entire family involved. Watch the hours melt away as everybody joins in the fun and laughter.

These funny Thanksgiving quotes are great for a round of humor. Packed with punches, and funny quips, you can keep the mirth flowing.

Alice B. Toklas

"What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander but is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey or the guinea hen."

George Carlin

"We're having something a little different this year for Thanksgiving. Instead of a turkey, we're having a swan. You get more stuffing."

Mitch Hedberg

"I hate turkeys. If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Some one needs to tell the turkey, ‘man, just be yourself. "

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

"Turkey: A large bird whose flesh, when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude."

Ellen Orleans

"I have strong doubts that the first Thanksgiving even remotely resembled the ‘history’ I was told in second grade. But considering that (when it comes to holidays) mainstream America’s traditions tend to be over-eating, shopping, or getting drunk, I suppose it’s a miracle that the concept of giving thanks even surfaces at all."

Kin Hubbard

"A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen."

Erma Bombeck, No One Diets on Thanksgiving

"What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?"

Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

"It must be an odd feeling to be thankful to nobody in particular. Christians in public institutions often see this odd thing happening on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone in the institution seems to be thankful 'in general.' It's very strange. It's a little like being married in general."

Alton Brown

"That's the ultimate goal of most turkey recipes: to create a great skin and stuffing to hide the fact that turkey meat, in its cooked state, is dry and flavorless. Does it have to be that way? No. We just have to focus on what the turkey is and what the turkey needs."

Ted Nugent

"If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it will be managed—like chickens, like turkeys, like deer, like Canadian geese."

Russell Baker

"It was dramatic to watch my grandmother decapitate a turkey with an ax the day before Thanksgiving. Nowadays the expense of hiring grandmothers for the ax work would probably qualify all turkeys so honored with 'gourmet' status."

Jim Davis

"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie."

Jon Stewart

"I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land."

Johnny Carson

"Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often."


"May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!"