#ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies Is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year on Social Media

@drxgme_lxvme via Twitter
@drxgme_lxvme via Twitter

Every year on social media, there’s one hashtag you can count on to bring joy and laughter. #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies is the absolute truth when it comes to the struggles of celebrating the holiday. And this year is no exception.

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On Tuesday, Michael Harriot gave everyone a step-by-step guide to a black family Thanksgiving, and some of these tweets ring quite true with the hilarity he discussed:

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Yes, waiting to eat at a black Thanksgiving will give you hunger pangs. This is why I always suggest carrying a little snack in your purse. But don’t you dare try to nibble on it in front of your grandmother, because you’ll definitely be the last to get a plate.

This is typically my younger sister and I, since I really don’t have a favorite cousin. And when we go in, we go in.

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When I was about 5 years old, I got my first sniff of chitlins, and till this day, I cannot understand why anyone chooses to eat a pig’s shit chute. But more power to y’all and godspeed.

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You couldn’t survive a Callahan Thanksgiving (or day in general) without being prepared to roast or get roasted. It’s like a hazing that reaches its pinnacle on Thanksgiving. There will be laughter. There will be tears. Come prepared.

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Yeah, we all want to eat. But no one wants to clean. I remember my poor grandmother hovering over the kitchen sink, just shortly after being roasted. Of course no one wants to wash dishes. My solution? Don’t lose the roast.

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I’ve blocked 85 percent of family members from social media. Moving right along.

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Yeah, I don’t know this life. I don’t care who you are; you can catch a fade with the quickness.

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We all have that vegan family member who just discovered veganism last week. While they’re eating their tofukery and hamhockless greens, all that means is more meat for everyone else!

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I am that person who pops up after not being heard from all year. But hey, I have a good excuse: I don’t like most of them.

So while you’re gorging yourself on chitlins and turkey and judging each and every family member on Thanksgiving, just browse the hashtag and get a laugh or two.

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).

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DISCUSSION

I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family Yesha.

I am hosting this year. I can already tell you that my dad is going to pray until eternity because he and my mom semi-retired this year so they spent a lot of months traveling the world and visiting the homeland so they’re feeling #blessed. I can also tell you that I have my tea and honey ready so that when my oldest sister tries to sing Mariah Carey that I will hop right on that karaoke mic with Whitney Houston and belt out from my diaphragm. I have been practicing in the shower, too. Every year that bitch tries to out do my abilities but this year I’m ready.