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The 9 Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes to Watch on Turkey Day

Celebrate thanksgiving by hiding from your family and watching these fictional families enjoy turkey day!

Celebrating Thanksgiving usually entails a day of eating, answering uncomfortable questions from your family about your career and romantic life, hearing about your grandma's bunion surgery, and, if you're lucky, a well-earned doze in front of the TV. This year, given the social distancing guidelines, you may bypass the family time and go straight to the couch.

Regardless of your plans for Turkey Day, when that second helping of turkey starts to settle in your belly and your eyelids start to feel heavy, it's time to shove your cousin (or cat) over on the couch, settle in, and turn on one of these classic Thanksgiving-themed episodes.


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When my husband, Zack, and I got married early this year, we were happiest we've ever been, blissfully unaware of how crazy the next few months ahead of us would be.

We moved into an apartment together last year, and we wanted to save as much as we could for the wedding, so our budget for the apartment was low. We spent the majority on a new kitchen, and when it came to buying furniture, we mostly got old furniture from our parents' houses.

Zack's parents lent us a nice leather sofa, and my parents graciously donated their old, creaky bed frame. We were okay with our small collection of furniture since we prefer a minimalist look instead of an eclectic interior anyway.

The wedding ended up being everything we dreamed of, and we were lucky that we got to have it in-person. But after missing our honeymoon and spending a lot more time at home than we expected, we decided it was time to invest in the apartment.

Thanks to our relatives being so generous at the wedding, we had money to spend on a new mattress as well as a new bed. The mattress was the first hurdle, and it took us a long time to find one, but after a lot of searching (and arguing), we eventually found one we were both happy with. I was dreading trying to find a bed frame next.

I started my search online and came across Thuma, and was instantly drawn to their platform bedframe called The Bed. The Bed is a go-to modern luxury foundation for your bedroom. It includes a natural walnut colored frame, a PillowBoard, and cushion-coated slats.

What initially struck me about The Bed is its timeless, yet modern look. It really would compliment any style, and since I like to update our interiors as often as I can, I liked that The Bed would go nicely with virtually everything.

The only thing I was dreading was putting a whole new bed frame together from scratch. However, once I watched Thuma's brief assembly video, I was amazed at how simple it is. It only takes 5-ish minutes to set up!

When I showed Zack, he was super impressed, but being his typical impatient self, he asked how long it would take to be delivered. We checked, and it turns out, The Bed ships for free and would arrive at our door in just 1-5 business days. We also saw that we could try it risk-free for 100 nights.

A 100-night free trial and a lifetime warranty? It was a no brainer. And, a few days later, it arrived at our doorstep. We were super impressed with the eco-friendly packaging—no styrofoam, and everything was recyclable.

Then it was the unexpectedly fun part: assembling The Bed! We had never heard of Japanese Joinery before Thuma. It's a timeless Asian technique that removes all unnecessary hardware to create a simple assembly process. It creates an interlocking base that supports The Slats perfectly and virtually eliminates squeaks and creaks. We don't know how long we're going to be in the apartment, so the fact it would be equally as easy to disassemble was a major plus.

It's super simple, each rail locks into the adjacent rail at the leg and the slats simply lock into place. No power drills, countless screws, allen keys, detailed instructions, or hours of effort needed. We had The Bed assembled and ready in just 6 minutes! ( yes, we timed ourselves).

When we finished the assembly we stepped back to admire The Bed's amazing design. Not only is the packaging eco-friendly, but The Bed is made from up-cycled rubberwood and other mindfully selected materials like eco-fi felt. The handcrafted wood is gorgeous, and we noticed how much storage space there was underneath. It really is built to last a lifetime.

That night, we slept the best we had in a while, not because we were tired from assembling our new bed, but because for the first time in months there were no creaks! We also really love that The Bed is officially Greenguard certified. All of the materials have undergone extremely thorough testing and meet some of the world's most rigorous chemical emissions standards, which results in less indoor pollution and cleaner air for the environment and us!

We got The Bed about two months ago now, and we've been sleeping soundly ever since. If you're looking for a new bed that's sturdy, easy to assemble, eco-friendly, and noise-free, as well as beautifully designed, I'd highly recommend The Bed by Thuma.

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