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The Christmas holiday season is one of the most beautiful times of year. It is the pocket of the year when people put aside personal agendas to spend time with family and friends. However, along with delicious dinners, catching up and memorable roundtable discussions, there is usually a little (or a lot) of drama.
Every family has their tokens, like the pretentious aunt or cousin who strips. Varying life experiences, choices and opinions tend to breed conflict. Why? Someone always crosses the blurred line separating inquisitive from insulting, asking rhetorical questions rooted in judgment. Sometimes, for the sake of the aura, it is best to keep conversations P.C. (or politically correct). Christmas is one of those times.
So, even though you think (and don’t understand why) your brother is a disappointment, stay tight-lipped. There are better times, aside from Christmas, to have these arguments:
With the holidays quickly approaching, you might be hinting or cajoling your beau to invite you over to his parent’s for Thanksgiving, Kwanza, Hanukkah, or Christmas. And chances are, if you’re invited, your man is a) serious about the relationship or b) brings every girl he dates and it’s a running joke amongst his mother and sisters. (Quick advice: check for covert snickering).