For a Stress-Free Thanksgiving, Etiquette Is Key

Being nice during a family holiday is sometimes easier said than done. Enter the etiquette experts!

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Deciding on After-Dinner Entertainment

Hopefully you have more than one TV, because the men will want to watch football, and the women will want to see a movie. Titus suggests doing both together. "The women can sit and watch football with the men, and in turn, the men can sit and watch a movie that the women choose." But "no bootleg movies," King says. I agree. Unless it's the new Harry Potter.

The bottom line is that common courtesy and common sense can go a long way when we come together for the holidays. Give it a try. This could be the year of no stress, no hurt feelings and no one being taken away in handcuffs. Happy Thanksgiving.

Jacque Reid is a broadcast journalist and a contributing editor for The Root. Listen to her biweekly on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, visit her at and follow her on Twitter.

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