While I don’t throw many dinner parties, I could definitely dust off the oven mitts to host the likes of Tom Hanks, and I know I’m not alone on this one: there are people out there hosting full-blown Hanksgiving feasts. I have a serious “benevolent uncle” crush on Tom Hanks. I wish he was in my family, lip synching to Carly Rae Jepson’s “I Really Like You” at birthday parties and reading to me from The Polar Express beside the fire at Christmas. There must be something to Forbes deeming him the most-trusted male celebrity.
In an homage to his recent mashup of his entire body of work with James Corden, I could serve something that also pays tribute to his illustrious career: all kinds of shrimp for dinner with a side of “Turnips & Hooch,” and a box of chocolates for dessert. —Lindsay Murrell, photo editor