I know Thanksgiving is done, but Christmas is coming. For many, it's like a second Thanksgiving dinner all over again. 

In my house when it comes time to carve the turkey, my husband first tries to beg the job off on someone else. It's tradition. But, it's his duty to carve the turkey. I've done all the cooking. He gets to carve while I'm crazy mashing potatoes and getting side dishes to the table. 

Maybe, if he had had something basic like this video years ago when he first started to carve, his tradition of trying to get someone else to carve it wouldn't exist. There was no YouTube way back then. There is now, and there are many basic videos on the site to help with cooking techniques and tips.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

How to carve a turkey
Thanksgiving isn't the only holiday where turkey is on the table. Many people serve it for Christmas, too. This Joy of Cooking video will help relieve the stres