Holiday season is a time of sharing and an opportunity to get together with family over food and drinks – even if you have not seen or spoken to the most of them in an entire year.
It is the time of the year when you are subjected to sit around your extended family and try to maintain a straight face as they drive you crazy with personal, and often depressing, questions – and that is one experience everyone can relate to.
Since social media gets a little predictable during the holidays, internet users are injecting a little fun to the otherwise collection of casseroles and green bean pictures with some really witty observations and experiences about how Thanksgiving is celebrated in their household.
The trend first took off with black Twitter, after African-American social media users began using hashtag #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies to share highlights of their holidays, from the best to worst. The viral trend inspired thousands of hilarious memes and gifs depicting home-for-the-holiday scenes many can identify with.
The hashtag was tweeted more than 1.7 million times on the social network.
Here are some of the funniest and most relatable tweets:
The trend began Wednesday, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday, and has since motivated people belonging to other communities to give insight into the cultural nuances of their family gatherings as well.
After all, the more the merrier, right?
Although the roots of the harvest festival can be traced back to the country's colonial days, and each family celebrates the holiday in their own way, but the "Thanksgiving with..." hashtags prove that over all, we are all pretty much the same.
From having an aunt who just comes into drink to that uncle who does not let anyone else hold the TV remote, it seems like the holiday experiences for families belonging to different communities are not much different from the other.