Miss America Kira Kazantsev
The third Miss America from New York, Kira Kazantsev shares her dream come true pageant experience with Mark and Cristina. Kira, who is also a domestic violence advocate, also discusses her own personal story of domestic violence.

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Cristina Ferrare and Arianna Thompoulos Cook
Cristina Ferrare and daughter Arianna Thompoulos cook for a crowd today and whip up a recipe for Spatchcocked Turkey, a delicious Pumpkin Maple Honey Butter and Drop Biscuits!

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Ken Wingard's DIY Thanksgiving Blessing Tree
Ken Wingard introduces his 3 year old daughter Coco to the Home & Family audience and has her assist with today’s meaningful and kid-friendly DIY. Celebrate the real meaning of Thanksgiving with this craft that the whole family can participate in creating!

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Saxophonist Dave Koz
Musician and saxophonist Dave Koz joins the show to talk about his new album “Dave Koz & Friends - The 25th of December." Dave also performs the song “Let it Snow” and chats about his upcoming Christmas Tour!

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Mark's DIY Polaroid Place Setting Cards
Mark is joined by his sons Kai and Avery to create a special DIY using Polaroids as place card settings! You will need a birch branch, cut into disks using a miter saw. Next use a clamp and cut a thin notch in to each piece of wood. Add a photo with name and place on your holiday table.

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The Home & Family Members Give Back
The Home & Family Members give back as they reach out to charities and organizations to show their support. Shirley and Sophie visit a women’s shelter and donated gifts of portable vegetable/herb gardens and bottles of moisturizer from Out of Africa. Matt Rogers, Matt Iseman and Debbie visit the LA County Youth Welcome Center and brought gifts of sporting goods and toys for the kids. Dr. JJ and Tanya make Thanksgiving dinner for a local 104 year old woman who has been a champion of the neighborhood. Laura and Paige visit the West Los Angeles animal shelter with some of the Thanksgiving meal leftovers and toys for the animals and provide tips for helping your own local shelter this holiday season.

Kym Douglas' Gifts for Mom & Son
Kym Douglas and son Hunter share gift ideas for moms and sons! Kym advises to think about a person’s passions, look for items that bring you happiness or enhance your lifestyle. Lastly think of gifts as an investment to last through time! Kym shares LaCoste polo shirts, an Xbox 360, a personalized calendar, and others. Hunter gives his mom a makeup clutch and Lalicious sugar scrub.

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Retail Me Not expert Trae Bodge
Retail Me Not expert Trae Bodge shares some helpful tips for getting the best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday! She advises that you will see the deepest discounts on electronics, apparel and health and beauty items. Later in December is the time to look more for discounted toys, winter apparel and holiday themed merchandise.

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Home & Family Members Messages of Gratitude
The Home & Family members each bring something special to the holiday table and share what they are grateful for this Thanksgiving.