It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without #DanceWars!
As promised, Dancing With the Stars' Derek Hough and Julianne Hough kicked off their annual challenge Thursday night. Joined by friends and family, the siblings—who wore festive turkey hats—performed a choreographed dance routine to Sheppard's "Geronimo." Derek posted the first video to his Instagram account and wrote, "#thanksgivingdancewars has begun!!! What really happens during family prayer."
The second video, which Derek and Julianne both published, featured crazy camera work! "Welcome to the home of #thanksgivingdancewars #dancebattle. TURKEY MAN SAYS BRING IT!!!" the Houghs wrote.
Maria Menounos responded by performing Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" with her friends and family. "Here we go...@juleshough & @derekhough started while I was still cooking. but we are gonna crush everyone tonight!!" E!'s Untold host wrote on Instagram. "Here are a few of my song ideas if u wanna do ur own videos w/ur families: bang bang, anaconda. #thanksgivingdancewars @markballas where r u?"
Mark Ballas wasted no time performing Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" with Sadie Robertson and a few other Duck Dynasty stars. He invited many more people to join in #DanceWars, writing, "This is war part 1...Where you at @derekhough @juleshough @witneycarson @therealalfonsoribeiro @bethanynoelm @janelparrish @iamvalc @mariamenounos @erinandrews @legitsadierob @bosshogswife @duckdynastyae @young_and_beardless #ThanksgivingDanceWars #DanceWars #DanceBattle #TeamQuackAttack #QuackPack #DuckDynasty." In the second video caption, he wrote, " This is war part2 ...Where you at @derekhough @juleshough @witneycarson @therealalfonsoribeiro @bethanynoelm @janelparrish @iamvalc @mariamenounos @erinandrews @legitsadierob @bosshogswife @duckdynastyae @dylan_chambers @young_and_beardless #ThanksgivingDanceWars #DanceWars #DanceBattle #TeamQuackAttack #QuackPack #DuckDynasty."
The Houghs then shared three new videos. "Ladies and gentlemen introducing DJ A.M.P getting the party started!" they wrote. "#thanksgivingdancewars #dancewars #dancebattle @freddys_good_side." They also introduced another family member and performed a routine to Pitbull's hit single "Fireball."
Julianne also introduced a few other family members.
Maria wigged out for her next routine. "Happy #ThanksGivingDanceWars everybody!!! Check out this hot freakin' video to #BANGBANG we are killing it. Can you top that? @markballas @juleshough @derekhough #DanceVideos #ThanksGiving #ArianaGrande #JessieJ #NickiMinaj #DanceItOUT #OneHotNumber," she wrote.
Julianne accepted Maria's challenge and choreographed a chair dance. "The girls are on FIRE!!! It's time to step it up @mariamenounos WE CAN DO THIS IN OUR SLEEP," she wrote. "Big shout out to all the families posting videos... We are watching and you are killing it' keep them coming!!! #thanksgivingdancewars #dancewars #dancebattle @marabethpoole @derekhough @michaelpoole47 @dj_a.m.p #turkeyman."