How the ‘Blue Bloods’ Cast Celebrate Their Real Thanksgiving Dinners

The stars of Blue Bloods are used to filming dinner scenes together pretending to be one big happy family. In real life, they go their separate ways to celebrate the holidays.

It might make you wonder how do they celebrate Thanksgiving in real life? Some of the stars revealed their plans this year, and what they did last year. Find out which cast members host the festivities for their families. and what they serve for dinner.

There won’t be a Thanksgiving episode this year on ‘Blue Bloods’

Will Estes and Vanessa Ray on 'Blue Bloods'
Will Estes and Vanessa Ray on ‘Blue Bloods’ | John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images

Fans were able to watch how the Reagan family celebrate Thanksgiving in the past. However, season 10 won’t have a holiday episode showing them eating turkey this year.

You can still go back and enjoy older episodes. In season 2 there was the episode, “Thanksgiving.” It showed a woman falling to her death and her boyfriend’s only alibi is that he was visiting his parents.

Jamie (Will Estes) tries to get help for his loan shark problem, Henry (Len Cariou) has a heart attack, and Erin (Bridget Moynahan) works on a case against her suitor, Jacob Krystal (Frederick Weller.)

The actors revealed how they celebrate with their families

The actors celebrate with their own families. TV Insider got to talk to cast about their own traditions.

Selleck said he used to host a big meal for his family at his 1910 hunting lodge on his California ranch for years. Now he has a different tradition because “everyone’s spread out, so [wife] Jillie [Mack] and I and our daughter, Hannah, tend to go to one of [our relatives’] houses.”

Moynahan said that she will host Thanksgiving for her family. That means roasting a turkey, and having other family members chip in for dinner. Her mother makes cranberry sauce and her father makes apple pie. Vanessa Ray and her husband, Landon Beard hosted Thanksgiving in L.A. with a kosher turkey last year.

Jenny McCarthy revealed his plans with husband, Donnie Wahlberg last year, according to Fox News. “We’ve got about 12 coming [to dinner] right now, but that always seems to go up,” she said.

The couple hosted in Chicago. “We take in friends and family that might not have anywhere else to go for the day,” McCarthy added.

It doesn’t sound like the actor spends that much time in the kitchen. “I’ll spend the day in the kitchen,” she said. “But Donnie will be playing games with the kids in the living room.”

Some of the actors are sharing posts

Hopefully Blue Bloods fans will get to see how they spend their time with their families this year. Some of the actors are active on social media.

Wahlberg shared a video the day before the holiday showing that he was busy traveling. The video is of a dog hesitant to get off a plane. He decides to pick up the dog to help him off. He captioned the video with, “Safe & Sound & On The Ground with Lumpy aka — This mans best friend. #frenchies #frenchbulldog #DWAir.”