OK, I admit I can't and don't always get all my Christmas preparations done in November, but I try to get started sometime then. I'm afraid to even go to the grocery store on Christmas Eve. Those at grocery stores on Christmas Eve holiday are either slackers who put off buying important stuff ahead of time (I try to avoid being one of those people) or those who unfortunately ran out of milk or toilet paper that morning (I'm often scared of being one of those). Lucky I live across from an independent grocery store as well where I can get these things if that fear should arise. Independent grocery stores tend to be less busy than chain grocery stores.
Thanksgiving just doesn't seem to be as commercial as other holidays. Do many people go out and wear pilgrim or turkey costumes? And where do they go and what do they do to don these? We have Santa suits and Easter bunny outfits for those who take mall jobs as these holiday characters. And there are elf outfits for those helping Santa at the mall. And of course we have Halloween to play another person for one day. But even thought they sell cupid and leprechaun costumes, Valentines and St. Patrick's Day aren't exactly dress up occasions for most people either. And you don't see many too Thanksgiving decorations on the outsides of houses the way you do for Halloween or Christmas.
Even if you don't go all out on Thanksgiving, I suggest that you let those you love know how much you care about them. You don't need a huge dinner or elaborate decorations for that.