3 Things to Talk About Besides Politics at Thanksgiving!
Donald Trump is our President and that means unpleasant things might be discussed around the dinner table! Here are 3 topics to lighten the mood!
Yes, the jokes are abundant about how talks about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will tear families apart this Thanksgiving. Don't let that happen. Instead, talk about any of these topics to insure that everyone has a great time!
1. Nicolas Cage is the Greatest Actor of All-Time
This is a fun topic to talk about. Instead of going around the table and asking everyone what they are thankful for, instead, make everyone say how thankful they are that Nicolas Cage exists and is still making movies. However, a point of contention might arise when certain family members can't decide which of his films are the best. Everyone just take a deep-breathe, collect yourself, and come to the agreement that Face/Off is not only his greatest film but possibly the best film to ever happen.
Oh, and then do this to everyone's face:
2. Your Grandparent's Torrid Sexual History
Sure, you only know them as Grandma and Grandpa, but your grandparents are sexual beings who had a life before you came into this world. Chances are, they probably do all the things you do or have seen on the internet (yes, even that thing). If you're tempted to bring up Donald Trump at the dinner table, instead, deflect the conversation towards all the women your grandpa used chase while in the war or how your grandma used to be known for more than just her knitting skills. Not only will everyone be thankful to not be discussing one of the most potentially horrifying Presidents ever, but your grandparents will appreciate how you've taken an interest into what dirty and filthy beings they used to be. Or still might be. You have to go to bed sometime.
What could be a safer topic than the discussion of deities you may or may not believe in? This is a great way to bring everyone together since everyone believes the same thing. Sure, cousin Jerry recently became an Orthodox Jew and may not want to discuss his new faith at your Catholic Thanksgiving, but keep pressing him until eventually he laughs it off and is joined in the discussion with you! This works for any family! And if someone doesn't share the same beliefs as you, everyone is always respectful and never resorts to shouting and/or throwing a turkey at Jerry while Aunt Betsy gets Holy Water!
This Thanksgiving, ease the tension of the election season by discussing any of the topics above! While you're drifting off for a much deserved Thanksgiving nap, you'll think only of the awkwardness you avoided! Enjoy your nap (and try not to think about your grandparents doin' it)!