The day before Thanksgiving is always a busy day. My turkey is defrosting in the bath tub in a pan of cold water. Each hour or so, I change the water. When it is totally defrosted, I will put it in the fridge.
I have lots to do today. The more that I do today, the less I have to do when people are over tomorrow.
I have heard many horror stories about people who have forgotten to defrost the bird, and their dinners have been delayed, or spoiled all together.
So don't forget to defrost the bird.