Friday November 27, 2020
Because of the pandemic, Thanksgiving could not be celebrated as usual this year. Instead of going with friends and relatives, some US stars get inventive in times of need. On Instagram, they show how they spend the family festival during Corona times.
One thing is certain: Nothing is quite the same this year. The coronavirus has turned the lives of billions of people upside down. Now, in many places, the pandemic is also throwing a spanner in the works of the traditional American family festival Thanksgiving. Dozens of relatives and friends come together every year on the fourth Thursday of November for Thanksgiving to eat turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie together.
The fact that a meeting with many relatives is not possible this year makes one or the other US citizen inventive. On Instagram there is a little insight into the sometimes unusual activities of the stars on this year’s holiday.
Courteney Cox caused most of the laughs with her bizarre remake of a Thanksgiving scene in the cult series “Friends”. In this one she dances with a raw turkey on her head in front of serial colleague Matthew Perry. “If I see another GIF of me with a turkey on my head, how I dance with it like a fucking idiot, I freak out,” says the 56-year-old now in the short clip. She doesn’t seem to take her warning very seriously. “Anyway,” says Cox suddenly. “As I am the symbol of Thanksgiving, please. I hope it makes you happy.” It follows: Cox with a turkey on his head, as she performs her iconic dance again 22 years later in her own kitchen – to the unmistakable theme song of the series.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, for example, posted a video in which he urged people to think about those who do not have enough money for their own feast. “Every year I donate 500 turkeys to the Hollenbeck Center in East LA. This year I cannot be there in person to celebrate, but I am sending the turkeys,” said the actor and politician. “Be grateful, take care of yourselves, and give something in return if you are able to.”
The British Princess Eugenie has apparently internalized the principle of the American festival: She posted a list of things for which she is grateful, including her husband, nature and the love of the family.
Model Emma Heming-Willis and Bruce Willis shared a photo of them standing with their daughters in the woods and kissing. The tip: “If you can’t be with loved ones, love those with whom you are.”
Michelle Obama is also worried about those who will have to party alone this year. Commenting on an excerpt from her podcast, the former first lady wrote, “Whatever your plan, I hope you find the time to tell the people in your life how much they mean to you.”
In the case of Justin Theroux, celebrating charity alone this year means: “Happy Thanksgiving! We’re doing this alone this year so that the rest can celebrate with loved ones. I miss you, mom, see you soon!”, Said the ex-husband of Jennifer Aniston on a photo of him sitting at the dining table with his dog.
Will Naomi Campbell stay alone? For her Thanksgiving post, the model shows herself, apparently for a shoot, in lace underwear and a diamond necklace. To do this, she lay across a festive table.
Rebel Wilson, on the other hand, celebrates Thanksgiving with sport – and sends breathless holiday greetings from the Austrian mountains.
Mark Wahlberg also secures his holiday endorphins through a strenuous exercise session: “Stay strong, stay positive,” he gasps out of the gym during his workout.
The Beckhams can’t celebrate together this year either, as Victoria makes clear with a funny post. Her family only got together at the dining table thanks to poor Photoshop skills.
The designer once known as “Posh Spice” writes about the weird picture: “United in spirit (and in this photo), even if we cannot be together this year.” Their old hit with the Spice Girls, “Spice Up Your Life”, is playing in the background.