Thanksgiving at my house was lovely, but the best thing (other then the company of good friends) was raclette on a rock. Melted Cheese on a hot rock by the fire, scooped up with crusty bread and topped with a wild mushroom!!! Beat that.
Start the perfect Big island Hawaii holiday off in Poipu on the Hilo side. Try and find a place at the Kapoho tide pools. We stayed a "Hula cove" (VRBO #188845) Your own private tidal pool. Swim with turtles or just float your troubles away.