How to Get Ahead for Thanksgiving If You're Starting Right Now

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Thanksgiving dinner is the Mount Everest of meals: It’s the biggest dinner of the year with the most variables and the highest degree of difficulty to pull off. There’s the multi-course menu itself, obviously, which often includes snacks for before the meal and about a million side dishes and maybe a vegan version of mashed potatoes for your cousin’s girlfriend and one too many pies. There are also all the additional considerations that come with hosting, from the table setting and the seating arrangements to the cocktails and the music to the decor and…is that your heart rate climbing, or are you just planning Thanksgiving dinner?