‘Gossip Girl’ Thanksgiving Episodes Ranked Worst To Best, According To IMDb

For fans of Gossip Girl, no Thanksgiving is complete without watching at least one of the TV show’s turkey day episodes.

With drama never in short supply, viewers can count on Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley), Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), and Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) for Thanksgiving entertainment. 

Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley, Leighton Meester, Blake Lively, and Chace Crawford at the CW TCA Party
Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley, Leighton Meester, Blake Lively, and Chace Crawford at the CW TCA Party | Mark Sullivan/WireImage

Gossip Girl may not be on the list of classic Thanksgiving TV episodes but it’s got an abundance of them. All but one season of the CW show features a Thanksgiving episode. See how IMDb ranks them ahead.

‘Gossip Girl’ Season 1 Episode 9: ‘Blair Waldorf Must Pie!’

The inaugural Gossip Girl Thanksgiving episode is a fan-favorite but it doesn’t get much love from IMDb. In fact, it’s the worst of the show’s Thanksgiving episodes according to ratings. 728 users reviewed the episode giving it an average score of 7.7 stars out of 10.

The episode features flashbacks to Thanksgiving one year earlier. Serena goes from bar to bar before Blair takes her home. Dan, Serena’s now-boyfriend, witnesses her antics — which she has no memory of — and saves her from getting hit by a taxi. 

Meanwhile, in the present, Blair uninvites Serena to her annual Thanksgiving dinner. Nate’s Thanksgiving consists of a tense dinner with him and his mother while Dan’s parents have an awkward reunion. 

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‘Gossip Girl’ Season 6 Episode 8: ‘It’s Really Complicated’

The final Thanksgiving episode of the series comes next with an average score of 7.8 stars out of 10.

In Gossip Girl Season 6 Episode 8: “It’s Really Complicated,” Serena and Dan host their first Thanksgiving together. Inviting only their closest friends the small guest list doesn’t mean a get-together without drama. 

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‘Gossip Girl’ Season 3 Episode 11: ‘The Treasure of Serena Madre’ (tie)

The Upper East siders serve up more helpings of drama in Gossip Girl’s third Thanksgiving episode. Blair thinks her mother is keeping a secret from her and Dan’s dad finds out Serena’s mom has been lying to him for months. 

Blake Lively and Leighton Meester on location for 'Gossip Girl'
Blake Lively and Leighton Meester on location for Gossip Girl’| James Devaney/WireImage

There are more secrets and lies to go around which get even more awkward when surprise guests show up for Thanksgiving dinner. IMDb users give this episode 7.9 stars out of 10.

‘Gossip Girl’ Season 2 Episode 11: ‘‘The Magnificent Archibalds’ (tie)

The follow up to Gossip Girl’s original Thanksgiving episode has 7.9 stars of 10 from 538 reviewers on IMDb. Traditions Blair looks forward to every year get ruined by her mom’s new boyfriend. Serena tries to hide her past from her new boyfriend until Dan fills him in. 

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‘Gossip Girl’ Season 4 Episode 10: ‘Gaslit’

The show’s fourth Thanksgiving episode takes the top spot with an IMDb rating of 8 stars out of 10. Keeping with tradition there’s no shortage of drama for the characters of Gossip Girl this holiday season. 

At the hospital, everyone learns Serena’s been admitted under mysterious circumstances. As details unfold, Dan and Blair team up to seek revenge. 

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