1. Shopping. Usually takes at least 3 trips.2. Cooking. Brine the turkey on Monday, head to the kitchen to start the heavy duty cooking on Wed, continue right on through to Thursday.3. Carve the turkey. Complete chaos in the kitchen. We realize we have an unbelievable shortage of forks, wine glasses, and serving spoons. Seriously, where did they go???4. Stuff your belly to the point of exploding. 5. Clean up time. All hands (and paws) on deck.