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12 things you should always do on Thanksgiving

INSIDER Logo By Madeline Diamond of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 13: <strong>Thanksgiving can be stressful for both guests and hosts.</strong><strong>If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, be sure to introduce all your guests to each other and make dishes that everyone can enjoy, especially for those with dietary restrictions.</strong><strong>A a guest, you should always make sure you're on time and that you send a note to thank the host.</strong><p> Between catching up with friends and family and enjoying delicious food, <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/why-thanksgiving-is-the-best-2017-10"> Thanksgiving</a> has got it all when it comes to holidays.</p><p> But even though it's a fun start to the holiday season, <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/worst-thanksgiving-negatives-2017-10"> Thanksgiving can get stressful</a> for both guests and hosts. Between narrowing down a guest list and <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/thanksgiving-cooking-timeline-when-to-start-each-dish-2017-10"> planning out a Thanksgiving menu</a>, it's hard to please everyone as a host. If you're a guest, it can be a struggle to find ways to be helpful leading up to the event. However, there are simple things you can do on both sides to help the holiday go as smoothly as possible. </p><p> Keep reading for 12 things you should always do on Thanksgiving. </p>

Thanksgiving can be stressful for both guests and hosts.

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, be sure to introduce all your guests to each other and make dishes that everyone can enjoy, especially for those with dietary restrictions.

As a guest, you should always make sure you're on time and that you send a note to thank the host.

Between catching up with friends and family and enjoying delicious food, Thanksgiving has got it all when it comes to holidays.

But even though it's a fun start to the holiday season, Thanksgiving can get stressful for both guests and hosts. Between narrowing down a guest list and planning out a Thanksgiving menu, it's hard to please everyone as a host. If you're a guest, it can be a struggle to find ways to be helpful leading up to the event. However, there are simple things you can do on both sides to help the holiday go as smoothly as possible.

Keep reading for 12 things you should always do on Thanksgiving.

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