Welcome to that time of year, where you have to get all dressed up just to make rounds and rounds in the kitchen looking your best. Here are some Do's and Don'ts for you to remember when you see your family. Keep in mind, although we have much less people around the dinner table because of the pandemic, you still need to follow the Do's and Don't to make the Holidays somewhat enjoyable.

Do's:

  1. Make a list and check it twice. Did you remember the pie that's in the oven? Were you on drink duty?
  2. Fill up the flask. If granny isn't down with mimosas and spiked eggnog, you probably want to sneak the jolly into your drink. I'll have a crown and coke please, hold the judgment.
  3. Compliment the college student who actually showed up to Christmas on time without bloodshot red eyes.
  4. Help clean up. Don't leave granny in the kitchen to clean all by herself. Men this includes you too. Yeah, the La-Z-Boy is great, want to know what else is great? A man who takes out the trash without being asked.
  5. Jump in. If you're spending the holidays with your significant other for the first time let everyone get to know you. Be a part of the crazy games. Have fun, let loose. See number 2 if you need some liquid courage.

Don'ts:

  1. Bring up politics. We get it, government ain't right. The election was too much for all of us to handle. Let's NOT talk politics.
  2. Bring up exes. Leave them in the past, as everyone else has.
  3. Show up without food. Is there anything worse than someone who just shows up to eat and brings nothing to the table?
  4. Ask when are you getting married? How are your grades? Unless you plan to pay for a wedding or tuition, keep those questions to yourself.

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