How the Stars Are Spending Thanksgiving in 2012
What are the stars doing for Thanksgiving? They reveal their holiday plans exclusively with Us Weekly -- read on!
Blake Shelton, The Voice
"We went hunting a few nights ago and [my wife, Miranda Lambert] actually got a wild hog with her bow and arrow. Miranda is the real deal, I mean she doesn't just sing about guns and things like that -- she does it! She's a big bow hunter -- people don't even know that about her -- and it's so impressive to see this hot girl walking out of the house with a bow and arrow, shooting things with it. It's crazy, you know? And I love it. I hope that's what we do again on Thanksgiving."
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
"On Thanksgiving my son [Manolo] cooks. We usually go to Florida where most of my family is."
Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!
"This year I'm going to St. Louis, so I won't be cooking, but typically I smoke a turkey. There's a chef named Adam Perry Lang whose cookbook I have, and it's the best recipe for smoking a turkey. It's fantastic!"
Viola Davis, Beautiful Creatures
"We always have a big Thanksgiving! [My husband, Julius Tennon] smokes meat. He's from Texas so he smokes all of the meat.I make homemade dressing and the mac and cheese and the collard greens."
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
"My mother-in-law's an amazing cook. Growing up, I always thought that my mom was a good cook, and she was, but she cut corners. I always thought that cranberry sauce just slid out of a can and always had rib marks on the side, so when my mother-in-law made amazing cranberry sauce with almonds and whole cranberries, it was just a revelation!"
Dianna Agron, Glee
"My uncle is Colombian, my mom is the baker and my other aunt kind of does breads and things like that. We all kind of as a family come together and do a very potluck Thanksgiving."
Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man
"I was raised in England so it's not something that's that [I normally celebrate]. I like turkey and I like the drowsy feeling I get from tryptophan, so yeah, I will be eating turkey somewhere."
Pamela Anderson, Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars
"I actually have a fun Thanksgiving tradition. I go to the Gentle Barn [in Santa Clarita, Calif.] and I hang out with turkeys. I tickle them under their wings and I sit them on my lap and I eat with turkeys instead of eat them."
Christopher Meloni, True Blood
"I watch football. I guess pumpkin pie is my favorite to eat."
Lily Aldridge, Victoria's Secret Angel
"I'm going to give my baby [Dixie] her first food on Thanksgiving, make her some organic sweet potato. I'm very excited! It's going to be a big day. My husband [Caleb Followill] is in charge of the turkey -- he's the chef of the family. He's an amazing cook and he loves to do it."
Matthew Morrison, Glee
"Thanksgiving intimidates me. I'll be at my girlfriend [Renee Puente]'s father's house in Tennessee for Thanksgiving, and since I'm not the host, I think I'll let other people cook!"
Jennie Garth, The Eleventh Victim
Because her daughters Luca, Lola and Fiona and will be spending Nov. 22 with their father, Peter Facinelli, Garth tells Us, "We're gonna do our Thanksgiving on Saturday. I'm gonna make a whole meal, have them go shopping with me and help me bake everything, and my mom and her husband are gonna come over."
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Carson Daly, The Voice
"We go over to my parents' house, with [my wife Siri Pinter's] family too, and we all sit down together and just totally relax. I can't wait to get there. . . I asked my wife yesterday, 'What are you making for Thanksgiving?' . . . and I'm thinking, 'You're going to definitely kill it in the kitchen. What are you contributing?' And she was like, 'I'm making bread.' And I was like, 'Really? Bread? Like really? You're the ferocious food blogger -- you're not going to kick down something?' . . . Then she opens up this magazine and shows me this like immaculate, sea salt bread, that bakes over night and rises with the tides and fall with the tides, you know? So it's going to be the best f-cking bread I've had in my life."
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
"We're going to be with the family, so that will be good!"
Bobby Brown, musician
"I'm spending it with my kids and my family and my wife [Alicia Etheridge]. That's the best way to spend it."
Kat Graham, The Vampire Diaries
"I always make a lobster truffle mac and cheese. It's the dish everyone likes. I use Gouda, I use lobster, truffle oil, garlic, onions -- it's amazing! I make a huge pot of it and everyone takes some home."
Robin Williams, The Butler
"My wife [Susan Schneider] cooks. All the dishes are pretty great, and she does it herself, which is amazing."
Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
The actress will be recording her debut country album in Nashville. "It's kind of perfect because I get to work and then go see family and have my mom cook for me," she tells Us.
Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger Games
"I will be having Thanksgiving with my girlfriend [Nicole Pedra]'s family. We met on Grown Ups 2."
Octavia Spencer, Snow Piercer
"I just love spending it with my family. I have an Alabama family and an L.A. family,y and whenever I can be with either one, it's great. But I don't know how to cook! I'm learning. I just like a meal that was prepared with love."
Elle Fanning, We Bought a Zoo
"Instead of mashed potatoes, we make these cheese potatoes and take the little hash brown frozen potatoes and bake them with lots of cheese on top and lots of butter. We're southern, so it's all that, and it's so good! It's different than mashed potatoes."