(Daily Beast) -- The How to Handle Your Family Around the Holidays piece has been so done to death that parodies of the genre almost seem tired. A quick Google search of the phrase produces over 300,000 results, some of which lead to Oprah dot com. It seems like everybody in America has, for years, had this one racist uncle who is so painfully unwoke that dealing with him for even an afternoon presents a renewing annual dilemma.
Boy, should we feel silly now.
This year promises to be beyond any advice a blog post or servicey magazine column can offer. For most of those celebrating it, a post-Trump-election Thanksgiving 2016 is going to be the least celebratory Thanksgiving ever.
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It’s going to be a bad Thanksgiving for families with divided voting records, of course, a sort of Facebook: The Musical, but only with shouting and right in your living room. There will be storm-outs. There will be no-shows. There will be finger-pointing and blame thrown around like confetti. There will almost certainly be spit or other bodily fluids placed in a shared entree that only those with the same political affiliations as its chef were told about.