Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time when families and friends get together to express gratitude for the preceding year and for the blessing of a harvest. This year the day is being celebrated on Nov. 23, and meeting friends and family after a long break, during these holidays, doesn’t have to be awkward.

Here we have compiled a list of one-liners and holiday jokes for you to break the ice and get everyone laughing and smiling in no time.

Here are 20 Thanksgiving-themed jokes, compiled from Boys' Life, Jokes4Us and Enchanted Learning.

1. Q: What would you get if you crossed a turkey with a ghost?

A: A poultrygeist!

2.  Q: Why did the police arrest the turkey?

A: They suspected fowl play.

3. Q: What kind of weather does a turkey like?

A: Fowl weather!

4. Q: When did the Pilgrims first say "God bless America?"

A. The first time they heard America sneeze!

5. Q: Why did the farmer run a steamroller over his potato field on Thanksgiving Day?

A: He wanted to raise mashed potatoes.

6. Q: Why did the turkey cross the road?

A: It was Thanksgiving Day, and he wanted people to think he was a chicken!

7. Q: Why should you never set the turkey next to the dessert?

A: Because he will gobble, gobble it up!

8. Q: What do you call it when it rains turkeys?

A: Fowl weather!

Q: What do you get when you cross a turkey with a centipede?

A: Drumsticks for everyone on Thanksgiving Day!

10. Q: Why did the cranberries turn red?

A: Because they saw the turkey dressing!

11. Q: What’s the key to a great Thanksgiving dinner?

A: The turKEY.

12. Q: Why can’t you take a turkey to church?

A: They use fowl language.

13. Q: Why do pilgrims’ pants always fall down?

A: Because they wear their belt buckles on their hats!

14. Q: What kind of music did the Pilgrims listen to at the first Thanksgiving feast?

A: Plymouth Rock!

15. Q: Fruit comes from a fruit tree, so where does turkey come from?

A: A poul-tree.

16. Q: Why shouldn’t you look at the turkey dressing?

A: Because it will make him blush.

17. Q: What do turkeys like to do on sunny days?

A: Have peck-nics!

Q: I was going to serve sweet potatoes with Thanksgiving dinner, but I sat on them. So, what am I going to serve you now?

A: Squash.

19. Q: Which November holiday is Dracula’s favorite?

A: Fangs-giving!

20. Q: If the pilgrims were alive today, what would they be known for?

A: Their age!