Actress Katie Holmes is hoping this year's Thanksgiving holiday (27Nov14) will go off without hitch because she'll be hosting the family get together for the first time.

The Batman Begins star has enlisted her mother to help her make the dinner and Holmes is confident it will be a big hit.

She tells U.S. late-night host David Letterman, "I'm very excited... I'm the baby of five and I've been sort of using that for a long time, but now I'm taking the responsibility and my mother is going to teach me how to make a turkey..."

She adds, "I've went (sic) with (a) 15 pound (turkey)... (I'm going to make) stuffing, which I'm really excited about. Again, I've never made it; (it's going to be) my mom's recipe."