10 Ways to Beat Those Awkward Silences This Thanksgiving (PHOTOS)

family at thanksgivingHave you ever found that your Thanksgiving often feels a bit like Groundhog Day? Sure, you're thankful to be among friends and family, but are you ever surrounded by relatives having the same conversations or disagreements year after year?

If your holiday is riddled with awkward silences or never-ending tales of Uncle Bob's sciatica, you'd probably love to see your Turkey Day infused with a big helping of interesting.  

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Whether you're the host whose guests are dozing before the turkey is served or the one who forces her children to bring their musical instruments along to break up the monotony, stand down. We've got you covered.

Check out our slideshow filled with ideas on how to make the day more fun, and then tell us: Do you have any tricks for keeping Thanksgiving entertaining for all? 

 

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