What Celebrities Did To Celebrate Thanksgiving This Year

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Most of the time, they follow strict diets and live at the mercy of personal trainers, with exhaustive gym time crammed into their schedules of film shoots, studio time, fancy parties, and promotional activity. But at Thanksgiving, we like to think some of our favorite models, pop stars, and actors actually loosen their belts along with the rest of us and pig the eff out with their families. At least, that's what it looks like on social media.

This year, as soon as Snoopy and Mariah Carey kicked off the day at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the famous folk began spreading their messages of thanks on Instagram. The Kardashian-Jenners and the Paltrow-Martins showed us that breakups and divorces can't keep a good clan apart on Turkey Day. Proud mamas like Drew Barrymore and Kelly Clarkson shared sweet pics of their scrumptious little ones. Rihanna gave us a taste of her cooking-and-dancing technique. And everyone from Bella Hadid to Chrissy Teigen made our mouths water for the goods at their family feasts. Is it possible that they all stay so skinny by passing their calories on to their fans this way? Well, in this case, we accept the burden.
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Mariah Carey was such a queen at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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"Thankful for my blended family," Kylie Jenner captioned this photo, also posted by her sister. It's good to see exes Scott Disick and Caitlyn Jenner joined the family gathering.
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"First Thanksgiving. #blessed," wrote Kourtney Kardashian, sporting a matching cozy outfit with baby Reign.
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You'll have to watch the video to get the full effect of witnessing Rihanna stirring her pot and getting her dab on.
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Kelly Clarkson's daughter River Rose was the very picture of thankfulness in this Instagram. "I'm so thankful for my amazing family & friends!! Especially this little nugget :) River can't be bothered right now. She's meditating. #sheistotallythinkingaboutfood HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY!! :)"
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Proud mama Yolanda Foster made pies with daughters Gigi and Bella Hadid, writing, "Grateful for my cutie pies........, @gigihadid @bellahadid #HomeMade."
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"My papa giving Martha Stewart a run for her money," Bella Hadid wrote of this spread. How can we be hungry again?
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"We're about to do #Round2," Nicki Minaj wrote. Oh, we've been there.
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Chrissy Teigen poses with her "Sweet potato streusel pies!" God, they look good.
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"Goat cheesecake prep! thankful for 4 million, you all are amazing! Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!" Emily Ratajkowski wrote, celebrating her Instagram milestone along with the holiday.
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Shawn Mendes was joined by some adorable pirates for his performance at the parade.
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"Happy gobble gobble!" Britney Spears wrote of this sweet pic with brother Bryan, sister Jamie Lynn, niece Maddie, and sons Sean and Jayden.
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Gwyneth Paltrow was another mama reuniting with her ex, Chris Martin, for Thanksgiving. "Happy Thanksgiving from us to you!" she wrote.
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We're not sure what Russian dolls have to do with Thanksgiving, but whatever makes Mariah Carey and daughter Monroe feel thankful is fine by us.
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"I am thankful for my family. My in laws and my amazing friends. I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am truly grateful today. Photo by will," Drew Barrymore wrote of this gorgeous pic with daughter Olive.
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"Just a man and his Thanksgiving table," Mindy Kaling wrote of this snap, which we're pretty sure is of Ike Barinholtz.
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Rachel Platten sang "Stand By You" at the parade with these two cuties.
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One Direction sent this adorable message: "Happy Thanksgiving to all our US fans!"
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"Delivering meals #mealsonwheels to elders in need. They are so thankful for a meal and a good conversation and the fact that someone can take their time...So much to be thankful for!" Camila Alves wrote of her Thanksgiving with Matthew McConaughey and their kids.