Spending time with our extended families at the holidays can be wonderful. But let's be honest, it can also be incredibly stressful. Or, dare we say, downright annoying. Holiday meals often put us in close contact with relatives we wouldn't normally choose to spend prolonged amounts of time with. Maybe your in-laws voted for "the other" candidate. Or you’re a proud carnivore having to host Thanksgiving for a couple of vegetarians and one newly devout vegan. Perhaps your adorable nieces and nephews would be a lot cuter if your brother and sister-in-law had a better understanding of basic child rearing principles. Does Aunt Phoebe ruin every, single holiday photo with her outlandish sweater choices?
Whatever family frustrations furrow your brow as you prepare your Thanksgiving meal, don’t sweat it. As we all know, curling up with a good book or kicking back and watching a movie can calm the nerves. We've got a few book and movie suggestions to make you feel much better about your own crazy clan of lovable relatives and get you safely through the festivities with your sanity intact.