I don't roast turkey for Thanksgiving. My companion doesn't eat it. I can roast turkey breast any time. But if I were planning a traditional feast, I'd look at some non-traditional ways to make it easy on me.
This spatchcocked bird from Mark Bittman makes short work of roasting that sometimes takes all day. The time saved gives you more time to play with your friends and family. After all, isn't that what the feast is all about?
Have a look at this and other novel preparations of Thanksgiving turkey or any poultry courtesy of Mark Bittman.
And don't forget the concept of displacement if you're frying turkey this year.