First off, Merry Christmas TB! Anyhow... this is not meant to be a political thread, please do not take it there. Just making a holiday observation. I usually cook at my house for the holidays. My parents, my lady's parents, and some stragglers will show up. I only have one REAL holiday rule and that is no political conversations at the table. Or at all (it's a small house ). We're here to have a good time and enjoy each others company, right? For the 2nd year in a row my mother broke the rule. My lady, who is usually pretty reserved, told her to not go there. Pretty forcefully too. I look over at my father and he's giving me the big smile with 2 thumbs up. I couldn't help but laugh. My mom was not ready to finish talking and my lady told her to stop, again. I thought i saw fire this time. Eventually things came back to normal, but i'm curious how many of you have THAT person to deal with during the holidays. I never thought my mom would win the award 2 years in a row!