12/08/2013 08:15 am ET

Clever Ways To Handle Holiday Grinches And Touchy Subjects

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Every holiday gathering has a grinch. You know their M.O.: They take a certain tone of voice. Dish out a thinly veiled criticism. Pose a nosy question. If there's one thing you can count on for Christmas, it's that moment when a seasonal saboteur -- and every family has at least one -- broaches a topic that rubs you the wrong way.

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