How to Talk Politics at Christmas

There’s no use in avoiding politics this holiday season. You’ll try hard, but current events will slide into your conversation when you least expect, probably when people run out of things to brag about. Relax, the alternatives include awkward silence and recipe swaps. In a pinch, you can shame that cousin who got married at seventeen. Faced with those choices, though, I’d rather see someone lose an eye over foreign policy.

My advice: Pretend you’re a Trump supporter. Sure, the idea’s funny, but I’m not kidding.

Buy a flask, and steel yourself. I acquired a holiday bedazzled one especially for my trip home.

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