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"This family seems to multiply every year."
"Your entire family has the flu, and they won't be coming home for Christmas!"
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"What would you say to doing our divorce at the St. Regis?"
Tags:married, marriage, married couple, divorce, divorcing, divorces, divorced couple, hotel, hotels, party, parties, celebration, celebrations, gathering, gatherings, family gathering, family gatherings, family celebrations, evening do, long time coming, await, awaited, awaiting, locate, locates, location, locations
"We'd love to, Fran, but I'm afraid we;ll have to take a rain check. With us, Christmas is traditionally a family day."
Tags:family life, family day, family days, family time, family-time, christmas, xmas, christmases, festive period, family holiday, family holidays, holiday period, tradition, traditions, traditional, family gathering, family gatherings, grumpy, grumpiness, gloomy, gloominess, family tradition, family traditions
"My family likes to set up our grudges at Thanksgiving, stew over them through December, then take our revenge at Christmas."
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'That's your Uncle Joe. He's the black sheet of the family.'
"Why do I always get stuck at the Kids' Round Table?"
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"Research shows that the festive season can trigger depression in some people."
Though Bob was 32, he still got stuck at the little table.
"What time did you say you wanted me to start drinking?"
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"Let's not discuss it."
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Van Gogh Family Reunion
"I always gain five to seven enemies over the holidays."
'Mom says it's time for a family powwow.'
Tags:pow-wow, pow-wows, pow wow, pow wows, powwow, powwows, family life, family-life, family gathering, family gatherings, family meeting, family meetings, family politics, kid, kids, decision making, decision maker, decision makers, mom, moms, mum, mums, dad, dads, mothers, fathers, real life adventures
"My goodness, it's little Benjie! You've grown into quite a distinguished man!"
Tags:family gathering, family gatherings, family life, family-life, relative, relatives, relation, relations, family party, family parties, growing up, elderly relative, elderly relatives, maturing, maturity, compliment, compliments, complimenting, old friend, old friends, fond memory, fond memories
'I'm in the mood to cook!'
"All right, all right. I swear I won't argue with any of your relatives this Thanksgiving."
UFO parked at family reunion.
"...and later the relatives will come over and the house will smell like cooking and stress hormones."
"You should join us for Thanksgiving."
'For the last time, I cannot make it to your family's Christmas gathering tonight.'
"A family party isn't complete until we all insult Tia Rosa's ex-husband."
"Look! They have a Quinceanera Carlie doll! How authentic!"
"And then we have to go to that...uh...what do you call it?"