Thanksgiving is meant to be a holiday full of gratitude, but if you are celebrating the occasion with a large number of family members, there’s probably bound to plenty of Thanksgiving Family Drama Stories. Many people have share their recollections of notable Thanksgiving Drama Stories that they witnessed with their own eyes on website such as BuzzFeed and Reddit.
All of the Thanksgiving Family Drama Stories included in this article range from ones that hilarious, ones that are actually horrific, and ones that depict family arguments that make you wish you just celebrated Thanksgiving with only your parents and siblings, to name a few.
Now, with all of that being said, let’s take a look down below and read 12 of the Most Horrifying Thanksgiving Family Drama Stories That You Will Ever Hear:
1. Thanksgiving Family Drama Story #1 – The Aftermath of The Thanksgiving Prayer:
“When I was a little kid, I asked to say the prayer. It was a big honor to get to say it. My family was notorious for fighting so I said my little prayer all nice and cute then ended with a smartass “God please let my family act normal today and not fight”. Before I could blink my German grandmother slapped me across the face really hard which pissed my mother off. Lots of yelling and we left.”
2. Thanksgiving Family Drama Story #2 – The Potty Mouth:
“One year, as my family was sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner, my uncle Bud (who was a clone of the Pope) said to his 3-year-old grandson, ‘Did you wash your hands?’
This was just about the same time grace was being said. The little one just looks at him and says, ‘F*ck you!’
That was greeted by dead silence. To this day, we still chuckle about that moment — talk about awkward!”
-Anonymous told Cafe Mom
3. Thanksgiving Family Drama Story #3 – My Uncle Left With Half of The Turkey:
“At Thanksgiving dinner years ago there was a huge family fight and my uncle angrily chopped the turkey in half and left carrying his half.”
-Alexandriap48ab97682 told BuzzFeed
4. Thanksgiving Family Drama Story #4 – Don’t Forget To Say “Please”:
“Someone will say “pass the dinner rolls” in front of my dad and he will pick it up and throw it at them. Every. Single. Year.
You have to specifically say “please hand me the dinner rolls” or you get a bun thrown at your head.”
5. Thanksgiving Family Drama Story #5 – The Bloody Brawl and Poop:
“One of my uncles got incredibly drunk and decided to make a speech. He proceeded to grade each of his brothers’ wives, listing all of their positive and negative attributes. He then turned to my stepmother, who is married to his twin brother, and told her he hated her taking his brother away. This started a huge brawl, which resulted in bloody noses, a broken arm, and my baby cousin pooping on the front lawn because he couldn’t get inside to use the bathroom.”
-Mjimenez5991 told BuzzFeed
6. Thanksgiving Family Drama Story #6 – Death after the Prayer at The Thanksgiving Dinner Table:
“My great grandmother died at the table right as we were bowing our heads to pray on Thanksgiving. She had been slowly dwindling in health so the whole family gathered together figuring it was her last Thanksgiving, little did we know how right we were. Her kids, their kids and their kids kids, family she hasn’t seen in years, about 20 people all gathered around with her pushed up in her recliner. Food is stuffed on the table and we bow our heads to pray (she was devoutly religious) before we dig in. As we raise our heads and open our eyes we find great grandma slumped over, tongue lolling out dead. As someone started compressions and another person called an ambulance, my youngest cousin dug into her meal completely unaffected by the dead body. Anyway, a nice memory for Thanksgiving every year.”
7. Thanksgiving Family Drama Story #7 – The Rubber Chicken in The Oven:
“I thought it would be a funny prank to put a rubber chicken in the oven on Thanksgiving. My mom would laugh and laugh. Ho ho ho, there’s a rubber chicken in the oven, what a gag.
13 year old me didn’t realize that normal adults usually preheat the oven before putting the turkey in.”
8. Thanksgiving Family Drama Story #8 – The Tone Deaf Comment That Lead To a Punch in the Face:
“I have 3 sisters, all much older, 9, 13 and 15 years older, so they were always far ahead of me in life. They all had families and children etc. Well before me. I cannot have children, which they did not know.
We are at Thanksgiving table and things are tense … because they are nasty bitches and I am just waiting for an insult … they start in on me about having children, and I say my husband and I are in the process of adopting. my oldest sister says, “That is not really having children.”
I punched her.
Don’t regret it.”
9. Thanksgiving Family Drama Story #9 – The Hidden Family Secret That Came Out of The Closet & Caused All Hell To Break Loose:
“I was around 5-6 years old. Us kids were playing hide-n-seek and I hid way in the back of Grandma’s closet. While I was hiding back there, I found this beautiful deep red robe, I assumed it belonged to my grandfather who died just after I was born. I tried it on and it was huge on me but the silk felt really smooth and cool, so I decided to go ask my grandma if I could have it to grow into.
Turns out granddad was a Grand Dragon in the Carolina KKK and it was his ceremonial robe. The family members who didn’t know about this already were highly upset, the ones who knew were embarrassed as hell. There was a small riot when I walked into the kitchen wearing it. That was an awkward Thanksgiving.”
10. Thanksgiving Family Drama Story #10 – Turkey Preferences:
“One Thanksgiving my older brother took over cooking duties. He had just graduated from culinary school and was an amazing chef. My aunt and cousins came over to find a juicy Turkey and amazing sides. She likes her turkey burned apparently and made her family not eat the dinner. They all watched us eat. My mom was so pissed they never got invited back to our house for any event for years.
11. Thanksgiving Family Drama Story #11 – A Complete Train Wreck:
“My dad had an allergic reaction to shrimp cocktail before dinner and his face blew up. He refused to come out of the kitchen or sit at the table with us. He was just eating his food in the kitchen and trying to act like things were normal, like yelling out “Hey, good mashed potatoes this year, huh?”
Meanwhile, my mom is anger-crying at the table, telling us to just eat our fucking food that she worked all day on. All of us kids are just very scared and very confused. My sister starts crying because things are so weird and no one wants to eat because there is so much tension. Eventually, my mom convinces my dad that she needs to take him to the ER. My high school senior-aged brother took the bottle of wine and shared it with seventh grade me and got me drunk for the first time. My parents came home to me throwing up on the bathroom floor.”
12. Thanksgiving Family Drama Story #12 – Prayers & Punches:
“My grandmother asks my atheist uncle to say grace. Normally he complies as he knows it’s just a thing his mom likes her kids to do. But other conservative uncle has been proselytising to him all day and telling him he’s worried he’s going to hell and taking his non-church going kid with him. So instead of saying grace, he starts with, “Dear heavenly Father, please tell (conservative uncle) to take Jesus, Christmas, Easter, and a cross and shove it up his ass.” Finishes with an amen. Fisticuffs ensue.”