It’s officially Thanksgiving week—and whether you plan to travel near or far, cook or clean, couch surf or Turkey Trot—there’s no better time to be with your family and friends.

But as we finish our Turkey Day preparations, we can’t help but wonder—what if we could have one extra seat at the dinner table this year? (Sounds like a great blog post!) So, we asked our team, “If you could invite one person to Thanksgiving dinner (living or dead), who would it be, and why?” Here's what our PebblePeeps had to say.

Synang C. (Campaign Operations)
I'm torn between Beyonce and Justin Timberlake... But if I had to make a choice, I'd invite Justin Timberlake, no introduction needed. He sings, dances, and he's not bad to look at. Also, he's pretty hilarious so he'll definitely bring the humor to the Thanksgiving feast. #NSYNC4EVER

Matt F. (Sales)
I would invite Anthony Bourdain. A good dinner can become great with some interesting conversation, and this guy has that in spades. Plus, as a professional chef, you know you'll be in for an all-time meal.

Jessica L. (Talent)
If I could invite anyone to Thanksgiving, it would be my South African in-laws. They don't have Thanksgiving, turkey or New England fall foliage in South Africa, so I'd love to give them a taste (literal and figurative) of what my favorite holiday is all about!

Claire C. (Account Strategy)
JAY Z! I have always been so enamored with his business savvy and musical lyricism. He can somehow tell an internal story while keeping his life very private. Also, most importantly, it is a rule in my family that you cannot sing a song unless you know all of the words... so Jay Z would be a very interesting guest.

Deidre R. (Sales)
I would invite Cesar Millan, the "Dog Whisperer." I'm struggling with my puppies at the moment... maybe he can share some wisdom with me!

Kelsey F. (Campaign Operations)
I would invite Leslie Knope (from Parks and Recreation) to Thanksgiving dinner. There is no doubt that it would be all smiles and laughter!

Fergus M. (European Market Strategy)
I would invite a leading NFL referee to explain American football, and as an added bonus, to umpire any arguments that may occur over the weekend.

Katie T. (Product)
If I could invite anyone to Thanksgiving this year, I would invite Jean-Michel Basquiat. He's one of my favorite artists and the themes in his work are incredibly relevant to society today.

Will B. (Technical Services)
For me, I'd have to say my mom because she passed away 5 years ago :(.

Monica M. (Operations)
I would love to invite Richard Branson. He's been my entrepreneurial inspiration for many years! Not just for the business empire he has built but for the way he envisions and embraces employees, clients, travel, fun and most importantly, family!

Nelly S. (Account Strategy)
I would like to invite Bill Gates over for our Thanksgiving dinner. The times I’ve met him, he has always been very humble and inspiring. I would love for my nieces and nephews to meet him and be inspired to continue with their education.

Jerome Z. (Sales)
Dave Chappelle would have to be at the top of my list. Mainly because he's my favorite comedian of all time & post-dinner drinks (and in his case, cigarettes) would be next level.

Joe D. (Technical Services)
I'd invite Mark Twain. Nothing like enjoying a good meal over laughs sprinkled with wisdom.

Debbie S. (Campaign Operations)
I would invite Anthony Bourdain. Not only would he be able to cook a killer Thanksgiving feast, he would also entertain all the guests with stories from his travels.

Jonathan C. (Technical Services)
I would invite Walt Disney. His innovation was well beyond his time. I think his thoughts on future living and how to improve cities (mainly transportation within them) is wildly fascinating.

From all of us at PebblePost, have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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