Was Your Christmas Full of Political Debate this year?

@missybal (4492)
United States
December 26, 2009 9:13pm CST
Usually politics and what is going on in government and Washington is not the topic at Christmas time. This year it was all that was talked about at both sets of grandparent's homes. So was the topic a bit more extreme this year at your Christmas dinner table???
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@spalladino (17923)
• United States
27 Dec 09
No, not on Christmas Eve at my brother-in-law's or on Christmas day at my house. We have a lot of family down here on my husband's side...a few on my side. We all have family living in other states, as well, so the focus of those two get togethers is always family. We have plenty of other opportunities to discuss political issues.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
27 Dec 09
I went to my parents for dinner. Along with my girlfriend, by brothers, my daughters and my grandchildren. I am proud to report not one word of politics was uttered. We talked food,past good timkes and memories, particularly as we wathced my grand kids open their gifts and playing, it was quite nostalgic actually. we started making plans for a new years day get together. We talked about my daughter's upcomming trip to England next week. But no politics.
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
27 Dec 09
I didn't go to my family's annual Christmas party this year, but I heard that it was punctuated with heavy political debate. First between my Uncle and grandmother, then my father jumped in. Most of my family dislikes Obama, my Grandmother and her husband are exceptions to this rule. Unsurprisingly any conversation regarding politics and politicians generally turns into a full blown argument. My Christmas day was nice, though - short of me becoming sick. The family got along for once.
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@anniepa (27248)
• United States
28 Dec 09
At my daughter's on Christmas Day it was just my husband, my daughter and son-in-law, my two grandkids and myself and we really didn't touch on politics much if at all. It was mostly about the kids and getting their new game systems hooked up and finding batteries for everything! When my brother came from New Jersey on Saturday it was a different story but we always discuss politics and we pretty much share the same views so there were no arguments. Annie
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@jb78000 (15164)
27 Dec 09
on boxing day yes - for some reason my mother started talking about politics although she is not usually particularly interested. and american politics was touched upon briefly although mainly we were discussing politics in the uk. and no, nothing more extreme than previous conversations i have had with her on this. the only person i know whose political attitudes have noticeably changed in the last few years are those of my brother (and i suspect you wouldn't like the way they have gone, certainly surprised me).
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• United States
27 Dec 09
Nope, not at all.
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• United States
29 Dec 09
Same at my house. Folks were tired of the past year's debating and we just relaxed and appreciated all we share together. Sounds kinda "Norman Rockwell-ish" but we liked it like that.
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