OK so you have the turkey, now what? You have to safely thaw it before your cook it and it takes time. You can do it in the refrigerator or in the sink with cold water. They say your sink is loaded with germs so make sure you wash it first and put the turkey in a leak proof bag.
Butterball has done all the math for you. You just punch in what your turkey weighs on this page and it will tell you how long it will take to thaw it in the refrigerator and in the sink. I just put in a 16 pound turkey and if you want to thaw it in the fridge enjoy your Thanksgiving...on Saturday!
For me just give me a plate of stuffing and some gravy and I'm good to go. Happy Thanksgiving!