Chrissy Teigen Is Downsizing Her Thanksgiving Spread This Year: 'I Don't Want to Wake Up at 4 A.M.'

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Chrissy Teigen is cutting down her family's Thanksgiving meal this year.
Traditionally the queen of the side dishes, the Cravings writer tells PEOPLE that she and her husband John Legend are shifting their focus away from eating for the vacation.
"I just don't have it in me! I've been doing this with John and his family for 10 years now, and I think I got a little tired just watching so much food go to waste. I go way too hard far too many pages, "says Teigen, 34.
"We're just going to do the staples and it's going to be nice and we're going to watch football," she added. Legend 41: "We're downsizing a bit!"
The couple, who love parents of daughter Luna, 4, and son Miles, 2, work with McDonald's to give back to other families with seriously ill or injured children through Ronald McDonald House Charities and to say they are just happy with loved ones People this year.
Chrissy Teigen / Instagram Chrissy Teigen and John Legend with Luna and Miles
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"We do it a lot more with enjoying time with [family]," says Teigen. "I don't want to wake up at 4 a.m. all week to do [the food]. I want to enjoy food with my family while they enjoy it."
Through December 31, McDonald's will be giving $ 100 over the next five years as part of a $ 100 million pledge for every photo or video posted with #HereForRMHC on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, or Facebook.
"There are all kinds of families who face health problems with their children. Often you have to move to the nearest children's hospital, which may be hours away from where you live. Many families cannot afford it. If you do that, Ronald McDonald House is there for you, "says Legend of the organization's impact.
"Imagine how scary it is for a child to be alone in the hospital. I'm an adult and I can't imagine that John is not with me and my mother. It's completely unfair," added Teigen. "It's just so nice to see that it doesn't take much when we can all get together. It's a really nice, wonderful, special thing."
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