Do’s and Don’ts of Thanksgiving

For some reason, I’d venture to say that Thanksgiving is the most stressful of all the holidays. But why? What is it about turkey day that has families so on edge it’s hard to enjoy a great meal and really give thanks?

College Humor has diagnosed a few of these problems, enjoy their “Do’s and Don’ts for Thanksgiving.”

Though clearly the video is a joke, this really got me thinking.

Without a doubt, the worst thing my family does at the dinner table is talk politics. My uncle lives out in California, so everytime he flies in my grandma takes it upon herself to tell us not bring up the subject. Well, that’s like a challenge in the Dempsey household. Tell us not to do something, keep the wine and beer flowing, I guarantee you it’s happening. Last year things got pretty bad, especially when my dad and I thought it would be funny to have a certain well known politically controversial author’s latest book in plain sight of the table.

So, what is the thing you do that you shouldn’t do on Thanksgiving? Or maybe it’s a family member.. hitting the holiday scotch a little too hard, bringing questionable women to break bread with your entire extended family, or maybe just taking the football games a little too hard.

Whatever it is, I want to know about it. Because nothing’s better than awkward holiday stories.