It’s that time of the year when Hollywood stars rediscover the joys of home cooking—or at least, book a personal chef for the day.
And celebrities didn’t disappoint this Thanksgiving, taking to social media to document their forays into the kitchen.
Other stars, Kim Kardashian included, took the opportunity on Thanksgiving to quite literally give thanks, and show on social media what they’re most thankful for: their beloved families.
‘So thankful for all of my babies’: Kim Kardashian posed with her three eldest children…
…while dad Kanye was seen holding their youngest, Psalm, who peers up his father adoringly
In a suite of breathtaking photographs, Kim, 38, showed her entire family: in one portrait, the mother-of-four appears with her three older children — North, six, Saint, three, and Chicago, one — all dressed in white.
And a second photo is a sweet and intimate shot of her youngest child Psalm, all of six months old, who peers up at his father Kanye West holding him.
‘So thankful for all of my babies,’ the reality megastar captioned both snaps for the 152 million followers.
Meanwhile, famous folks like Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Chrissy Teigen and Bella Hadid cooked up a storm and shared it all on Instagram, while others like David and Victoria Beckham, Cindy Crawford and Demi Moore posted sweet and nostalgic family pictures.
Friendsgiving grub: Jennifer Aniston makes enchiladas for her friends in this social media image
Aniston, who can be considered a newly-minted Instagram goddess, kicked things off with a fun photo gallery posted to her feed of her Wednesday night Friendsgiving meal — which is the somewhat newer tradition of hosting a meal exclusively for friends the day before everyone spends time with family.
Tagging her pal Jimmy Kimmel, Aniston, 50, wrote: ‘Ok Jimmy… here are your f**king Friendsgiving enchiladas.’
In her Instagram stories, she posted snippets from a sit-down interview she had with late night funnyman one year ago, in which he bemoaned the fact that when Friendsgiving meals mimic those of Thanksgiving, he feels like his actual feast on Turkey Day feels like ‘leftovers.’
Make no mistake who these are meant for: Tagging her pal Jimmy Kimmel, Aniston wrote, ‘Ok Jimmy… here are your f**king Friendsgiving enchiladas’
‘Finally, someone listened to me!’ Jimmy said approvingly
Kimmel then suggested that Aniston perhaps should try making Mexican food for Friendsgiving, saying that if she does it, ‘everyone will follow suit’ — much like her ‘Rachel’ haircut from the Friends era.
A following clip sees Kimmel, 52, laughing as he seen the tray of enchiladas cooked and labeled just for him.
‘Finally, someone listened to me!’ he says approvingly.
‘I am grateful!’: David Beckham shared a picture with his entire family
‘Kisses from us all’: David’s wife Victoria Beckham also sent holiday wishes from her Instagram account
And while Thanksgiving may have come particularly late this November, that hasn’t stopped other celebrities from the US and beyond from getting in on the holiday spirit by sending further well wishes through social media.
Wrote British sports star David Beckham, who lived for years in Los Angeles: ‘Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating today. I am grateful for so many amazing memories in the USA, here’s to many more…’
Since Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday, famous faces like Cindy Crawford and Demi Moore posted ‘throwback Thursday’ (or, #tbt) family photos showing what they are most thankful for — their kids.
‘Thankful for these guys’: Famous faces like Cindy Crawford posted throwback Thursday family photos
‘Wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving,’ wrote supermodel Crawford, next to a vintage snap of her family including son Presely and daughter Kaia all reclining on a couch together. ‘I’m thankful for these guys and so much more ❤️’
Moore posted a gorgeous old picture showing the actress in pigtail braids, with her young daughters Tallulah, Scout and Rumer veritably climbing all over her.
‘Thankful for my girls ❤️ Happy Thanksgiving!’ the G.I. Jane actress captioned the sweet snap.
‘Thankful for my girls’: The posts showed what the stars are most thankful for — their kids
Showing gratitude where it counts: ‘Gratitude is when someone else cooks while you open the wine…’ actress Reese Witherspoon wrote. ‘Happy Thanksgiving, folks! Thankful for this fun, supportive, meme-loving community ❤️ #thanksgiving’
Team mac: Mother-of-three Gwen Stefani was excited about her mac and cheese, as well as her Funyuns turkey which she posted about on her Instagram Story
For some, Thanksgiving was a working holiday, like Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco, who is currently filming the new TV thriller series The Flight Attendant.
Hashtagging the show, Cuoco shared a picture of an impressive table spread underneath a set tent.
‘Thanksgiving dinner in Thailand!!!’ she wrote alongside the image. ‘I am so grateful for this hardworking cast and crew! I love them and feel so lucky to be on this international flight together ✈️’
Ryan Reynolds took the opportunity to promote his gin brand on the holiday, posting an image of the scruffy Green Lantern actor pouring a bottle of his Aviation gin directly onto a Thanksgiving turkey.
‘Aviation #IsTheNewGravy,’ he cheekily captioned.
More traditional shares included that of The Hills’ Lauren Conrad, who posted a beautiful picture of her family standing in the surf, looking out at the ocean.
Product placement: Ryan Reynolds took the opportunity to promote his gin brand on the holiday
More traditional share: Lauren Conrad posted a beautiful picture of her family standing in the surf
Similar feel: Inglorious Basterds actress Diane Kruger posted a similar image, with a truly sweet message written for her child with The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus
Romantic: She followed the beach snap with a sweet selfie of the proud parents
‘So much to be thankful for this year,’ she wrote. ‘Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday!’
For some, Thanksgiving morning was a golden opportunity to get a workout in before the inevitable food coma later in the day.
Such was the case for Khloe Kardashian, who didn’t mind showing her nonplussed mood about being in the gym at 6:19 am.
Moody: Khloe Kardashian didn’t mind showing her nonplussed mood about being in the gym at 6:19 am
Then there was the unstoppable Jennifer Lopez, who showed up on her fiance Alex Rodriguez’s Instagram dancing up a storm at The Lab Creative Arts Studio, a West Covina dance studio near Los Angeles, California.
‘Thankful to be spending time with our lab family,’ the baseball star wrote next to the exciting video post. ‘Happy thanksgiving everyone! @inthelab247’
Another star posting her best culinary effort for the holiday was supermodel Bella Hadid, who shared a picture of a tin of croissants underneath a floral arrangement.
A dancey Thanksgiving: Then there was the unstoppable Jennifer Lopez
‘Made with love’: Another star posting her best culinary effort for the holiday was supermodel Bella Hadid
Yum: Chrissy Teigen also shared some mouthwatering shots of what she’s preparing for the holiday
Happy in the kitchen: Almost Famous’s Kate Hudson gave a peek into her kitchen, and captioned the entry with a festively animated ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ cartoon
‘Shaped a lil funny but made with love. ‘Thankful,’ she wrote, echoing the sentiment of the day.
And watching the world famous Thanksgiving Day Parade from a Central Park-facing balcony in New York City was none other than Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta Jones, who posted a video of the moment which she shared with her son Dylan Michael, 19.
‘Happy Thanksgiving y’all!!!!’ Catherine captioned the video. ‘Miss you today Carys, see you soon!!!!!’
Cute shades, Catherine: Watching the famous Thanksgiving Day Parade from a Central Park-facing balcony in New York was none other than Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta Jones
Front row seats: Zeta Jones posted a video of the moment which she shared with her son Dylan Michael, 19
Jones shares Dylan and daughter Carys, 16, with her husband Michael Douglas.
Another famous couple to share Thanksgiving cheer were the Obamas.
Michelle Obama posted a stunning family portrait with husband Barack and daughters Malia, 21, and Sasha, 18.
Stunning family: Another famous couple to share Thanksgiving cheer were the Obamas
And former US president Barack shared a photo of himself, with Malia and the rest of the family in background, handing out canned foods at what looks to be a soup kitchen.
‘Today, we give thanks for our blessings, give back to those around us, and enjoy some time — and turkey, and maybe a little football — with the ones we love,’ Obama captioned the image.
‘From the Obama family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.’
Giving thanks and giving back: Former US prez Barack shared a photo of himself, with the rest of the family in background, handing out canned foods at what looks to be a soup kitchen
Poking fun: Iron Man Robert Downey, Jr. posted a silly cartoon with him as an unfortunate bird hunted by his wife, producer Susan Downey
Throwback: Christina Aguilera posted a beautiful picture to her Instagram, from when she was a teeny little girl lying in the autumnal leaves
Cassie’s sweetheart: The husband of American singer-songwriter Cassie posted a sweet snap of the loving pair for the occasion
Sharing the love: Duane ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Chapman posted a warm Thanksgiving image