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What It's Like to Cook on Thanksgiving

Behold: Your Thanksgiving Cooking Experience in GIFs

The good, the bad, and the yummy. That's probably an accurate description of cooking on Thanksgiving, right? The highs and lows are sometimes too much to take when you're in the kitchen for hours on end, but somehow it always turns out better than you thought. To mentally prepare for this year's extravaganza, have a laugh with these telling GIFs you can't help but relate to.

You Get Pumped Just Thinking About All the New Dishes You're Going to Cook

Source: Pixar

But Quickly Get Sucked Into a Pinterest/Recipe Black Hole

Source: CBS

When Thanksgiving Morning Arrives, You've Got Your Special Playlist Ready

Source: CBS

Your Mantra of the Day: What Would Julia Do?

Source: Sony

Of Course, Not Everything Goes as Planned

There Are Even a Couple of Major Setbacks

Source: Twentieth Century Fox

But You Power Through Like the Top Chef That You Are

Source: Disney

Before You Know It, the Guests Start Arriving

Source: NBC

And You Freak Out Because You're Not Quite Ready Yet

Source: Nickelodeon

The Adults Can't Stop Talking About How Excited They Are

Source: ABC

So You Put Them in Their Place

Source: NBC

The Kids Are Just as Bad and Hungry

Source: Fox

So You Put Them in Their Place, Too

Source: Disney

FINALLY, Dinner Is Served

Source: The Weinstein Company

Not a Second Later, the Crowd Goes Wild

Source: Warner Bros

You, on the Other Hand, Don't Have Time to Eat Because You're Worried About Dessert

Source: Disney

So You Drink Instead

Source: Fox

Guests Eventually Leave, but the Work Isn't Over

Source: Screen Australia

Tired, All You Want Is a Slice of Pie, but It's All Gone

Source: Warner Bros

Then You Remember How Much Everyone Loved the Food — Victory Is Yours

Source: NBC

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