For millions of Americans, Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday, the once a year family gathering celebrated with turkey and all the trimmings. But this year a number of people are forgoing the Thanksgiving holiday, instead embracing a new November tradition. Friendsgiving is a twist on the traditional turkey day, a celebration of friends by friends, and it's more popular than ever.

Anne Blue Wills — Professor of religion at Davidson College.

Abi Harper — UTR listener, massage therapist and annual Friendsgiving celebrator.

Jaime Bonney — Chaplain resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and friend of Abi. Abi and Jaime have been celebrating Friendsgiving together for the past five years.