Love Thanksgiving but dread Uncle Lou’s political diatribe that sucks oxygen from the room? Do his opinions make your blood grow hotter than the gravy on the table? Here are ways to keep holiday harmony.
Limit alcohol intake – yours and his. Alcohol loosens inhibitions and can make people more talkative and, in some cases, combative.
Change the subject – people love to talk about themselves. Ask several probing questions about his new car or his latest vacation and chances are he’ll run with it.
On and off the table – before sitting down, announce that political discussions are reserved for clean up.