We're at the start of another holiday season, and many families that don't see each other throughout the year come together for holiday meals and gift exchanges. The holidays are a perfect opportunity to reflect on blessings, but many find the togetherness factor somewhat awkward.
If you struggle to come up with conversation starters, you're not alone. Want to share your thoughts on the recent election? Probably a bad idea. There are plenty of topics that might be considered controversial, like politics, religion, and even sports. To keep your holidays from becoming a social minefield, here are just five safe conversation topics to throw out at your next family holiday event.
1) The Food
Most family events revolve around food. Make an effort to compliment the host on their excellent cooking or perfect choice of entrees if your dinner happened to be catered. If you're doing a potluck, you'll have endless opportunities to seek out the creators of various dishes, ask them about their culinary secrets, and share some of your own favorites.