We had four changes to our normal Thanksgiving dinner this year, three of them I plan to keep.
1) It was just the three of us this year. That's the one I don't want to keep. It was nice and quiet, the cooking was leisurely and no need to really prep the house, but I made the entire spread and it's far too much food and work for two adults and one child. (The reason I went ahead and made a big meal is Thanksgiving is far and away my favorite meal of the year!)
2) Asked DH to mash the potatoes without milk - fantastic! So fluffy. I have always used milk to soften them because I just can't mash well enough without, but he can so guess what job he will have next time?
3) Made stuffing from scratch. I never tried that before and was really happy with how it turned out. But it involved a long series of steps over several hours (homemade bread done the night before, then cooking giblets and turkey broth, cubing the bread, sauteing the onions, and baking the whole thing), though, so I won't do that again for just 3 people.
4) Forgot to get evaporated milk for the pumpkin pie so had to make do with a forgotten can of sweetened condensed milk (and different recipe). DH said it was the best pumpkin pie he'd ever had. Guess that's a winner too!