Don't even think about serving a can of cranberry sauce this year. Seriously! It is SO easy to make a homemade sauce, and it is so tasty too! Leftovers make a great spread for your turkey sandwiches to come.
I do a simple/standard recipe every year:
Heat 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of OJ. (I opt for fresh squeezed.) Bring it to a bowl and in goes a bag of fresh cranberries. Cook down by simmering until all berries pop, and the longer you let it go, the more it will thicken up. It will jell a bit more as it cools too.
Go nuts and add some orange zest in the last few minutes, cinnamon, etc!
Here is a link to many tried and true recipes.
Go for it. You won't be sorry!