My Grandmother would always cook Duck and Turkey for Thanksgiving. I love a good roasted duck or goose.
For Thanksgiving Day we most usually have:
Turkey, dressing, mashed white potatoes
a sweet potato
either "the" green bean casserole or just green beans.
a green salad and of course
a cranberry salad that I have listed in recipes here.
Rolls, usually just brown n serve unless someone gets creative.
and any other dish that various people bring.
Desserts galore: at the very least a German Sweet Chocolate cake, pumpkin pie, and then whatever else people bring.
Then there is a "Dudley Thanksgiving" which is held on a Saturday surrounding turkey day and we have an Italian meal. The contents of that meal varies from year to year. This year it will be first & foremost lasagna & salad.
Christmas day is just about the same as Thanksgiving.
Then on the "Dudley Christmas Party Day" that is whatever people bring and then what the host offers. usually just lots of snacky things like dips, chips & veggies & specialty dishes like water chestnuts wrapped in bacon w/ a tomato based sauce, shrimp, many other appetizers and then cookies & candies, etc.
OH and did I mention wine--there is wine & other "beverages"