EMILY: Well, I certainly hope you’re feeling better now because I want you to come to dinner tomorrow night.
LORELAI: Tomorrow? Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving.
In 2002, Thanksgiving Day was on Thursday 28 November – very close to the original episode broadcast date of 26 November.
There has actually been far too many events for them to have all occurred before the end of November, and by my reckoning it’s almost Christmas. But we’re in TV Land here, where the timeline can be stretched a long way.