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21 Universal Problems Of Spending The Holidays With Your Family

12.24.2013

And the perfect solutions for coping with them.

1.

Problem: Having to sit at the kids’ table. Again.

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Solution:

Hot Toddy

2.

Problem: Your drunk aunt asking why you’re still single.

Solution:

Gingersnap Eggnog

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3.

Problem: Constantly hearing embarrassing childhood stories.

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Solution:

Winter Fruit Sangria

4.

Problem: “Have you gained weight?”

Solution:

Oaxaca Chaka Cocktail

5.

Problem: Someone made your favorite side dish as a vegan substitute.

Solution:

Coco Snowball Cocktail

6.

Problem: The casual racist remarks from your grandfather.

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Solution:

Nutella Melt with Frangelico

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7.

Problem: *Insert questions about your current job here*

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Solution:

Cinnamon Cider Concoction

8.

Problem: Being the only unmarried adult.

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Solution:

Pumpkin Martini

9.

Problem: Being forced to babysit everyone younger than you.

Solution:

Holiday Citrus Punch

10.

Problem: Dinner won’t be ready for another two hours.

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Solution:

Burnt-Sugar Hot Buttered Rum

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11.

Problem: When that one relative starts a family-wide political debate.

Solution:

Adult Peppermint White Chocolate Latte

12.

Problem: Someone just insulted the pumpkin pie you spent three hours making.

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Solution:

Spiced Pumpkin Cider

13.

Problem: Your mom is on a diet, which inadvertently means the rest of the family is too.

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Solution:

Brandy Milk Punch

14.

Problem: Your drunk uncle is getting a little out of hand.

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Solution:

Vegan Eggnog

15.

Problem: Forgetting the name of that one cousin you haven’t seen in 15 years.

Solution:

Mulled Wine

16.

Problem: Tofurky.

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Solution:

Winter Sun Cocktail

17.

Problem: When the family friend asks for your life story.

Solution:

Bloody Mary Punch

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18.

Problem: Being responsible for cooking for everyone.

Solution:

Nutella Melt

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19.

Problem: Awkwardly reuniting with your siblings after a whole year.

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Solution:

Cinnamon Cocktail

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20.

Problem: Having to change the subject when your parents start telling your coming-of-age stories.

Solution:

S’mores Martini

And if all else fails, just stick to the basics:

21.

Problem: Being the only person who drinks in a dry family.

Solution: Vodka.

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