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Celebrities Send Messages of Gratitude and Love on Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

The great American day of gratitude is here, and like millions of people across the county, the biggest stars took to social media to reflect on the things that make them thankful.

From family to food to friends, here are the things the stars are chatting about this Thanksgiving.

Kris Jenner had a loving message for Thanksgiving — sharing an image that read, “Life is full of give and take. Give thanks and taking nothing for granted.”

“Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!” she captioned the shot. “There is so much to be thankful for! Have a blessed and beautiful day! #HappyThanksgiving #grateful”

For Jenner’s son Rob Kardashian, Thanksgiving is about one thing and one thing only: football!

Meanwhile, Kylie Jenner prepped for Thanksgiving by sharing an epic throwback shot — of her, brother Rob and sisters Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West and Khloé Kardashian.

us at thanksgiving dinner tomorrow like ..😎

A photo posted by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

Hugh Jackman also posted his own throwback — though it went a little further.

John Stamos also went back in time — with a Full House throwback.

Conan O’Brien kept things light – making a joke about the annual presidential turkey pardoning.

“Tried to pardon my turkey and he sued me for wrongful imprisonment and defamation,” the late-night talk show host quipped.

Fellow talk show host Chelsea Handler was a little more sincere. “Happy thanksgiving to everyone in the world who feels lost,” she wrote. “Know that there are many strangers who love you even if we haven’t met. We will.”

The holiday was all about family for Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady. Although the model admitted that she needs a little guidance when cooking the bird, her feast looked picture perfect on Instagram. Before sharing a photo of her two children, Benjamin and Vivian, with the full spread, she showed her husband prepping the meal — with some help from his son.

“Each Thanksgiving, I am reminded even more of all the blessings I receive every day,” she captioned the sweet picture. “It’s a special day were I get to be with my family, friends and spend some time reflecting on all the experiences in my life. I am most grateful to have health and to be surrounded by love.”

Happy thanksgiving! Each Thanksgiving, I am reminded even more of all the blessings I receive every day. It’s a special day were I get to be with my family, friends and spend some time reflecting on all the experiences in my life. I am most grateful to have health and to be surrounded by love. Wishing you and your families a beautiful day and so much love. #grandmabiscuitsrecipe #specialtime 🙏🏼 Feliz Dia de Ação de Graças! Cada Dia de Ação de Ação de Graças eu agradeço ainda mais todas as bênçãos que recebo todos os dias. É um dia especial em que fico com minha família, amigos e passo um tempo refletindo sobre todas as experiências na minha vida. Sou muito grata por ter saúde e estar rodeada de amor. Desejando a você e suas famílias um dia lindo e muito amor.

A photo posted by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on

Thank you God ❤️🙏❤️ Obrigada Deus #happythanksgiving

A photo posted by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on

Madonna proudly shared her “reasons to be thankful” — her four children, including 16-year-old son Rocco Ritchie, who was arrested for marijuana possession earlier this week and is the center of an ongoing custody battle.

The singer shared black-and-white photos of Rocco, Lourdes, Mercy and David on Instagram.

Reasons to Be Thankful! 💛💚💜💙🙏🏻

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Halle Berry also celebrated her children, showing off a Thanksgiving art project on which they wrote what they were grateful for.

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

A photo posted by Halle Berry (@halleberry) on

Salma Hayek gave a special shout out to her “Instagram family” while sharing a photo of her cutting into the turkey.

Sylvester Stallone recruited daughter Sophia for an Instagram video analyzing why they eat so much every Thanksgiving.

“I know we’re turkeys, but how come we end up being stuffed?” he asks.

@sophiastallone Turkey survivors…

A video posted by Sly Stallone (@officialslystallone) on

Ciara, who is set to welcome a baby with Russell Wilson, celebrated her husband and son from a previous relationship, 2-year-old Future Zahi.

Grateful For My 2 Angels and Our Growing Family ❤️ #HappyThanksgiving

A photo posted by Ciara (@ciara) on

Catherine Zeta-Jones took to Instagram to share a heartwarming family picture of herself with husband Michael Douglas, his father Kirk Douglas and their children Carys and Dylan.

Thankful for so much today! Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.

A photo posted by Catherine Zeta-Jones (@catherinezetajones) on

Bethenny Frankel pushed for positivity — and also took time to reflect on those less fortunate. “Happy Thanksgiving! Positive thoughts today,” the Real Housewives of New York City star wrote. “I’m so blessed and grateful. Thinking of those less fortunate today and working on my plan to help.”

Former RHONY star Kelly Bensimon spent the morning horseback riding in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Trion #Hunt #thanksgiving

A video posted by Kelly Killoren Bensimon (@kellybensimon) on

Real Housewives of New Jersey star and cookbook author Teresa Giudice — who is celebrating Thanksgiving with her family while husband Joe continues his 41-month prison sentence — is focusing on food and family.

“I want to wish everyone and their families a Happy Thanksgiving and hope they are surrounded today by their loved ones and lots of food,” she wrote.

And while deep-fried turkeys are likely going terribly wrong all around the country, Sen. John McCain has it down pat and took to Twitter to show off the glorious bird.

“It’s not #Thanksgiving at our family’s house without fried turkey!” he wrote. “Happy Thanksgiving to all!”

Sarah Jessica Parker took to Instagram to give thanks — and show off her delicious-looking turkey.

“Happy Thanksgiving to those near and far,” she captioned one post. “With love and gratitude, SJ x.”

Happy Thanksgiving to those near and far. With love and gratitude, SJ x

A photo posted by SJP (@sarahjessicaparker) on

Ladies and gentlemen… X, sj

A photo posted by SJP (@sarahjessicaparker) on

“From our home to yours,” she captioned a picture of her dinner plate. “Happy eating and good company.”

From our home to yours. Happy eating and good company. X, sj

A photo posted by SJP (@sarahjessicaparker) on

Gwyneth Paltrow also spent Turkey Day in the kitchen — complete with a bit of friendly competition. “Battle of the stuffing begins,” she captioned a shot of herself and jewelry designer Sheryl Lowe hard at work at the stove.

Battle of the stuffing begins… @sheryllowejewelry

A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on

Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale returned home from a trip to Australia just in time for the holiday with her nieces, who dubbed her “Aunt Lupy.”

In another photo, Hale reflected on the past year’s blessings. “This year has been magic–it brought me travel, my dog Elvis, a new niece, great friends, the end of a show, new experiences,” she wrote. “It also has been difficult and has taught me many lessons. I feel strong and happy. Thank you Lord for the abundance of blessings in my life.”

Hale’s costar Shay Mitchell found a way to survive the holidays — sharing a meme of two teacups — one labeled “vodka” and the other “tequila.”

Happy Holidays! 😜

A photo posted by Shay Mitchell (@shaym) on

LeBron James also had his own meme to share — and it’s definitely one we can all relate to.

Repost. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂!!!!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone 🦃🦃🦃🦃

A video posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on

Nick Viall, the star of the upcoming season of The Bachelor, got back from filming the show just in time to celebrate the holidays.

“What a … wait for it …..’JOURNEY!’ ” he joked on Instagram. “Good to be home, just in time for turkey!!”

What a … wait for it ….."JOURNEY" Good to be home, just in time for turkey!!

A photo posted by Nick Viall (@nickviall) on

Thankful. Happy thanksgiving everyone 🦃

A photo posted by Nick Viall (@nickviall) on

The Chainsmokers thanked their fans early in the morning on Thursday … sort of.

“So thankful for all of you,” they wrote. “Well not all but most for sure. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy your friends and family.”

One of “Closer” hitmakers then explained he was using an earth stone over to cook his turkey. “I am predicting a very good snapchat story … and a not so good turkey,” he wrote.

Country crooner Garth Brooks said he and wife Trisha Yearwood were thankful for their fans. “Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving with your love ones,” Brooks wrote  — sharing a video of his song “What I’m Thankful For (The Thanksgiving Anthem).”

Here are some other messages of love from the stars that were being spread around social media:

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a photo of some of the things I’m most thankful for.

A photo posted by Ellen (@theellenshow) on

Happy Turkey Day everyone! ❤️❤️❤️

A photo posted by Eva Longoria Baston (@evalongoria) on

Keep checking back on PEOPLE.com all day for more celebrity Thanksgiving messages — and feel free to share in the comments below why you’re grateful this holiday.