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Places Nobody Wants To Be On Thanksgiving

11/23/2013 08:40 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Thanksgiving rocks. It's the one time of year when we're expected to do nothing but feast and spend time relaxing with our families. We gather around a table to update one another on our lives (you know, that "No, Gram, I still don't have a boyfriend" type of stuff), share the things we're most thankful for, and enjoy just a few bites too many of our favorite dishes.

But what if, for whatever reason, you can't have the food and family and friends (and did we mention food?) that make this holiday such a strong contender for best holiday ever? Nobody wants that.

So this year, as you're stuffing your face, be sure to take at least a half-bite break to appreciate that you're home. To make that easier, we partnered with Netflix to bring you this list of places that nobody would ever want to be on Thanksgiving.

  • In jail
  • The food just isn't as good. And who KNOWS what's in that gravy...
  • Stuck in traffic
  • Anywhere with your ex
  • but especially if you're stuck in traffic.
  • Lost in the woods
  • Unless you're turkey hunting, I guess.
  • Or anywhere else without cell service
  • But I'm thankful for ALL OF THOSE THINGS!
  • Stuck on a train
  • Just a few more stops until home. Come onnnn.
  • At the grocery store
  • Someone forgot something and the success of the entire meal depends on your ability to get back with it in the next eight minutes.
  • Working at a grocery store
  • Because EVERYONE forgot something, and they're ALL coming!
  • Working in a restaurant
  • Everyone who forgot something and ruined their own meal is now counting on you. No pressure.
  • Working anywhere, really
  • Although you CAN buy a lot of turkey with time-and-a-half... Just sayin'.
  • Wherever turkeys live
  • This applies to whether you're a turkey or a person. Because look at those beaks... Everyone's in danger there.
  • Whatever you do, just get home safely and spend some quality time with the ones who matter most

And when the meal has ended, don't forget to be thankful that you've got Netflix to settle into your food coma with. Yeah. You're welcome.