I've recently read in The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World that people are more likely to be happy when they are around other people. Like in a community. So if you do have friends to hang out with on Thanksgiving you should seriously consider hanging with them around the holidays.
Remember one of the most dangerous times for driving is on Thanksgiving Day. (all those drunks out there). So stay in and stay safe. Also since we orphans don't have much of a family to buy presents and gifts for, take advantage of the opportunity and stay in on Black Friday. It will save you money and stress.
Get a good book from the library to read if you have to stay at home alone over the holidays. Maybe watch some parades on tv or a movie. Stock up on food too so you don't have to go out.
Also remember to enjoy yourself and take it easy. And think of things you are thankful for.