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13 things you should never do on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner

Whether you love Thanksgiving or hate Thanksgiving, there are certain things you should never do.

From serving cranberry sauce from a can to talking about how much you're ruining your diet, we've rounded up 13 of the worst things you can do on Thanksgiving.

But ultimately do whatever you want. It's your holiday, too.

SEE ALSO: 10 dishes you should never make on Thanksgiving

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Say the food will be ready at 5 p.m. when it won't be ready until 7 p.m.

If you tell your guests to show up at 5 p.m., don't make them wait two hours for the food to finally be ready.

Be upfront on timing so everyone can snack properly beforehand and there will be a lower chance of overeating.

Bring someone who wasn't invited.

If they weren't invited to Thanksgiving, it was probably for a reason. Bringing someone who wasn't invited along will just make things awkward for everyone. 

If you get dragged along as the uninvited guest, at least brush up on your small talk skills  you're going to need it.

Make Jell-O salad.

With all the delicious Thanksgiving desserts out there, why would you make a Jell-O salad? It seems to me like a terribly antiquated dish, and also has no business calling itself a salad — and the same can be said for ambrosia salad.

Instead, focus on the traditional foods that make this holiday one of our favorites and follow our advice for when to start prepping all your dishes.

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