This decision comes down to one choice: Would you rather endure excruciatingly sucky traffic or take on the pressure of crafting the perfect Thanksgiving meal? This choice, obviously, has a lot to do with your usual traditions, who usually cooks, how far everybody is from each other, and how lazy and patient you are. If you're lazy, you might think that staying home might be the right choice, but cooking is actually going to be far more labor intensive.