Capitol Hill is effectively closed for business, meaning that representatives and senators can head home to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, or whomever else they choose.
It's perhaps a final moment of solace for legislators, who will return to a brief and perhaps quite contentious lame duck session of congress after the holiday.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised a vote on the hotly debated DREAM Act, a measure that would create a path to citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants who enlist in the military or enroll in college.
There has also been significant buzz that the Senate may vote on the fate of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gay soldiers before the year's end. Extending unemployment benefits, a compromise on the Bush tax cuts and the nuclear arms control "START" treaty are all part of a myriad of legislative considerations that may well take place in the upcoming weeks.
Until then, however, elected officials can enjoy the holiday.
Take a look at a few politicians' plans for Thanksgiving dinner and vote for the best: