Now I've decided I like it, and will probably see about making our own from scratch this year.
Ooh, Dindrane, you are going to love the homemade version. I think so anyway. It's very different from the canned, but so good especially if you don't use as much sugar as most recipes call for. Don't forget the fresh zest.
My family always had roast turkey, gravy, bread stuffing, canned cranberry sauce, frozen fruit salad (canned fruit cocktail in whipped cream and frozen, courtesy of my maternal grandmother), mashed potatoes, boiled-to-death green beans, also boiled-to-death carrots, and pumpkin pie with real whipped cream and later the canned stuff. Oh, and olives and pickles for an appetizer.
Now me, I like it a bit simpler: roast herbed turkey, dressing with bread and vegetables, fresh green beans that have been lightly steamed with perhaps a bit of sage butter, herb gravy, carmelized shallots, homemade cranberry sauce, an extravagant green salad, tiny individual raspberry-and Brie salads, homemade pumpkin pie, and a couple of bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau or Cabernet. No appetizers and no potatoes.