We've hosted each year for the past half-dozen or so, and it's been mostly traditional fare.
Well, for some reason the Wifely unit has picked up some Food Network Magazine and wants to reinvent the whole deal this year. New cranberries, potatoes, stuffing, etc. etc. etc. My reaction is a variation on the usual WTF. I mean, I tried out Grandma Kunk's pumpkin soup one year and everyone acted like it was radioactive (MORE FOR ME!), but now the Mrs wants to up-end everything else - and expects it to fly among our retired parents. again, WTF.
This year, the wife expects me to brine the turkey, but this year, again, I'll salt it a day before cooking and pretend it's being brined.