Featured Artist Series: Lacey Hannan
This holiday season, I wanted to give all of you a gift for staying with us on the adventure thus far. Over the next month DtEC will have videos of holiday favorites performed by my very talented actress friends, with a few minor story edits as done by yours truly. I hope you enjoy our festive offerings as much as we enjoyed making them for you.
First up, Hollywood actress and model Lacey Hannan performs a new holiday classic, “‘Twas Thanksgiving Day.”
‘Twas Thanksgiving Day
Written by Sarah Imes Borden and performed by Lacey Hannan
Tis Thanksgiving morning and all through the house, everyone’s stirring, even my spouse
The turkey’s still frozen, my gravy won’t thicken, the Butterball Hotline just told me “serve chicken”
My brother in law has burnt both the hams, my kids ate the marshmallows meant for the yams
My sister in sweatpants and I in my jeans, have now come to blows over who’ll make the beans
My husband has ruined three knives and a pan, his job was to open the cranberry can
I’m basting potatoes and mashing a bird, at this rate we’ll eat on December the third
When out at the kids table arose such a clatter, Ibsprang from the kitchen to see what’s the matter
Turns out my son’s soda made a big mess– I’m so damn tired I couldn’t care less
Then what to my glazed over eyes should appear? Oh thank you God, my mother is here!
With casseroles full of already-sliced meat, and homemade sage stuffing I can’t wait to eat.
Her car contains every feast food you can buy, salads and cheesecakes and fresh pumpkin pie!
Savory sauces and sweet little blintzes, when she smells my food she just barely winces
We spring to the table, ignoring the messes, forgetting to put on our ties and nice dresses
We slam back turducken and drink all the wine, for such a disaster it ended up fine
As mom washed up dishes without a word, I cried about roasting the still-frozen bird
I heard her laugh loudly as she drove out of sight…“Nobody gets their First Thanksgiving right!”