The dish you don't want at the dinner table
The holiday season is a joyous time that gives us the opportunity to invite assorted family and friends over for a large meal.
At least it should be a joyous time. These meals require conversation, sometimes between people who—how shall we put this?—wouldn't typically get along or even socialize. Things can get tricky, fast.
Whether you're hosting or just a guest, you'll want each gathering to be festive, lighthearted, and fun. So it helps to think about proper table manners, and not just the kind that dictate where our napkins and elbows go.
There's an art to conversation, and if you know the right things to say, you'll keep holiday harmony intact. (And keep the pumpkin pie from flying, too.)
So what should you say? What topics should you avoid? We'll provide you some of the best answers to some of the worst questions and more!