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Your guide to having a happy Lonely Thanksgiving

Don Morris | Times

25

November

Thanksgiving. A time for the entire family to gather around the table, laughing over a golden turkey as if life is one big Publix commercial. Fortunately, some people actually get that experience. But many others don’t. Maybe you and your family live in totally different states. Maybe you don’t have a family. Or maybe you just don’t want to talk to them.

We've got you covered. Our critics and writers have offered their best advice for going the holiday alone, from TV to reading to eating out. It doesn’t have to be a pity party. If you do it right, you can be thankful for your solitude, too.

Here are six movies for embracing solitude.

Here's where to eat that doesn't involve turkey.

Here's a pick-me-up all-by-myself Salute to Loneliness Playlist.

Here's what to binge-watch this holiday.

Here are three books about families crazier than yours.

Here's how to lend a helping hand to others.

And if you have the opposite problem, here's how to get people out of your house.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 4:03pm]

    

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