The ten guests you’ll meet at holiday parties, and how to deal with them

The winter holiday season is a time most of us look forward to, not just for the endless feasts and piles of sweet treats, but for the time we get to spend with our closest friends and family. But even those of us who relish this time of year have one or two relatives who just rub us the wrong way.

Louise Fox, owner of the Etiquette Ladies, knows that holiday get-togethers can be really stressful. She wants you to be prepared for the worst, while hoping for the best. The key to even the worst offenders, she says, is to consider time and place. She wants us to ask ourselves before we respond, “Is the holiday dinner table the time to deal with these problems?” And if not, when?


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