Listen, Christmas dinner with your family can be stressful no matter how much you love them. Here are three ways to save your patience at the holiday meal:
1. Arrive at the same time as your favorite family members
This gives you someone to talk to and catch up with. You’ll also be able to avoid a few interrogations while you talk to your cousins, aunties, or grandparents.
2. Balance eating and talking
This will keep people from coming up to you and interrogating. Often, it’s just them trying to catch up with you after months or even sometimes years of not seeing you. You’ll be less annoyed if you pace yourself and take breaks between eating to chat.
3. Make an FAQ print out for the evening
This might be a little overboard but honestly, with graduation coming up for me I’d actually rather do this than answer the same three questions over and over again. Stop asking people what their post-grad plans are 6 months in advance I promise if they have an offer already they will tell you.
What about you? How do survive your family during the holidays? Let me know in the comments!
12 thoughts on “3 Tips to Survive Your Family’s Christmas Dinner”
Oh, yes sometimes the interrogations can be a bit much lol! Hope you have a merry Christmas! 🙂
I hope you do too!
I love this! This is my first Christmas, like ever so I need all the help!
Ah those are great tips! I moved to Guatemala 3 years ago and don’t celebrate traditional Christmas anymore. SO stress free!!!
The questions are plentiful
I loved your 3 tips. FAQ is my favourite one. I think i might use it myself. Thanks
Hahaha! Amazing tips to survive any family dinner. For slightly older people, I guess the questionnaire could also include a comment at the bottom that says “mind your own business” especially if you know you can hear questions like when are you getting married/starting a family!
Sometimes family holiday dinners are the worst. I’m always looking for tips on how to make things easier haha
I sit in the corner or play with the kiddos to make it through lol smh. But I love that faq print out. Hmm 🤔
Hahaha a fact print out. Mine would read something like- My son is 1, and he’s great. I’ll have my next child when my husband and I are ready. I’ll let you know when that is.
I love your tips. I will try to interpret into my family.