What is your ritual for thanksgiving, if any?
Go to the house of one of the family (if we're not hosting--it rotates). Sit around and talk to catch up; watch football game(s); eat a big turkey dinner. Avoid politics as a subject with a few exceptions; two of my nieces are teachers, while my wife and several other sisters/nieces are nurses, so education and health policies affect them directly, but usually only locally.
Since I don't live near family and don't like traveling during the holidays, my ritual for Thanksgiving and Christmas both is to go to Whole Foods, get a take out dinner and come home to be with Ginger and Tuey.
I always have invitations to friends' holiday dinners but I find it lonelier being the odd-person out at someone else's family gathering than being alone with my sweet little multi-species family.