Who among us will have Turkey at Thanksgiving? Most people will cook the turkey the way their mothers did, and prepare enough sides to satisfy everybody else's idea of a celebration meal.
I propose that holiday meals should be based on each person's favorite thing and diet specifications that can only be fussed about if time and energy and ingredients are all available.
Since half my family is vegetarian, my holiday meal will tend to have some grilled meats, and a hearty main course that will feel special without separating the family into meat vs no meat eaters.
We'll start with a creamy fettucine with peas, a quick saute' of baby onions and baby artichokes in olive oil and butter, followed by cream. After the cooked pasta is added to the pan, in go the fresh peas, or frozen ones. Peas only need a quick heating. A handful of parmigiano will finish the dish.
You can use canned artichoke hearts, or frozen ones. If you want to omit the cream or butter, you can use stock instead.
For dessert, fresh berries and ice-cream.