Nothing quite screams 'The holidays are here!' like the Butterball Turkey Hotline opening up for your questions.The Hotline has been in operation every holiday season since 1981, and according to the folks in the know, over 10,000 calls come in on Thanksgiving Day alone. Wow! Butterball sells over a billion pounds of turkey each year, and the most asked question is 'My turkey is still frozen, what do I do?'

The hotline was originally staffed by six home economists and nutritionists to take questions from culinary experts and regular folks alike, who seek help with their holiday bird. Now over 50 experts are available for the millions of calls that come in each year between November 1 and December 24.


1-800-BUTTERBALL (800-288-8372) is the number to call, and the times that are available for your questions are listed below. And new this year, you can also chat live, and send and receive text messages with your turkey talk.. Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

• Nov 1 to Nov 17 8am to 8pm
• Nov 18 to Nov 19 8am to 6pm
• Nov 20 to Nov 21 7am to 9pm
• Nov 22 7am to 10pm
• Nov 23 6am to 6pm
• Nov 24 8am to 6pm
• Nov 27 to Dec 22 8am to 6pm
• Dec 23 to Dec 24 8am to 2pm

Here's a little video tutorial on how to properly thaw your turkey


Here is the proper way to carve your turkey