Home Depot’s Famed 12-Foot Skeleton Has Been Given the Thanksgiving Treatment

published Nov 21, 2022
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Few holiday decorations have received as much viral fame as Home Depot’s 12-foot-tall skeleton, remaining beloved after making its debut back in 2020. But at $299, the giant skeleton doesn’t come cheap, which is why some buyers are expressing their creativity and getting the most bang for their buck, using the charming and chilling skeleton as a statement decor piece for holidays beyond Halloween.

From adorning the skeleton with colorful lights and Santa hats to dressing it up in rainbow hues in honor of Pride Month, owners of the skeleton seem to have no limits when it comes to ideas to keep their skeleton front and center. Naturally, some owners have begun dressing it up for Thanksgiving, with one Twitter user showing off a mildly terrifying turkey-themed skeleton and writing in a sarcastic tone: “12 foot skeletons are only for Halloween.”

It didn’t take long for the photo to go viral, with others showing off either their own Thanksgiving-themed skeletons or ones they’ve seen around town, like this person’s neighborhood skeleton decked out in a pilgrim outfit.

Another user shared their mom’s hilarious holiday take, showing off the skeleton in a gym-themed outfit, holding a dumbbell in one hand and an inflatable turkey leg in another. The skeleton’s tank top also includes a turkey leg, reading, “It’s leg day.”

One person outfitted theirs with some festive fall decor and a giant “give thanks” banner hung from its hands, calling it “the gift that keeps on giving.” Yet another person put an apron on theirs and the same inflatable turkey leg in one hand, situating it in front of a decked out Thanksgiving dinner table with all the fixings. Another placed an entire inflatable turkey inside the skeleton’s stomach cavity, as the skeleton is seemingly patiently waiting to take a post-meal snooze.

There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate the holidays with the giant skeleton, though if you want to snag one of your own, you’ll likely have to wait for late summer 2023, when they’ll most likely go back in stock at Home Depot.