Gossip Girl was responsible for getting all females through harsh break-ups, frenemies, rumors, and everything else high school. We were taught how to dress like Blair Waldorf and cry flawlessly (is that even a thing?) like Serena van der Woodsen. So, why not let them teach us a little bit about how to celebrate Thanksgiving like one of New York City’s elite?

“As per Gossip Girl Thanksgiving tradition, I’m trading my laptop for stove-top. And for the next sixteen hours, the only thing I’m dishing is seconds. When the cat’s away, the mice will play. Have fun, little rodents.”

Put on an outfit you can be thankful for (even if you’re not a fan of the Fall color palette).

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But also something that you can get the cranberry chutney stains out of.

Help out with last minute cleaning before the “fam” arrives.

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If Blair Waldorf can clean, so can you.

Don’t get too drunk before the guests actually arrive.

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Although a pumpkin pie martini or two can’t hurt.

Try your hardest to listen to “college advice” from distant relatives.

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Like the dreaded “What kind of job can you get with that degree?” Did I mention the martinis can help with this?

Conceal your anger when your mom says the food will be out in 10 minutes but it’s been 20.

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And maybe try out these techniques to stop your churning stomach from sounding like a vicious animal in the meantime.

When the food is finally ready, announce your plan of going for thirds.

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Honesty really is the best policy.

Don’t forget to say your blessings.

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If over-eating = sinning, then yes, plenty of sinning will be going down.

Make mental comparisons of this year’s food compared to last’s.

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Although it’s preferable that you don’t insult the chef.

Don’t let ANYONE touch dessert until it’s ready to be served.

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Not even Chuck Bass (or a Chuck Bass look-alike).

Let pie cure your sadness about finals approaching…

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It happens…

And Have a heart-to-heart while eating pie.

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Like I said, it happens.

ALWAYS go for seconds of dessert.

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Hey, it could be good for you!

Promise yourself that you’ll work out tomorrow.

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Even though we both know you probably won’t.

Around midnight, begin to prepare yourself for the nightmare that is Black Friday.

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Did I say prepare yourself? I meant your wallet.

Finally, enjoy the food and quality time with family and friends this Thanksgiving (but mainly just the food).

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It is Thanksgiving after all…