5 Ways to Survive the Holidays With Your Family: A Movie Lover's Guide


Be a Sport About That Ugly Sweater

Grin and wear it.
Grin and wear it.

We've all gotten that gift.

You know the one -- the tacky Santa-suit sweatpants your uncle gave you, or the ridiculous Rudolph sweater your grandmother knitted. Part of putting up with family during the holidays means donning atrocious clothing every now and then.

But we recognize that there are limits. In "A Christmas Story," Ralphie's Aunt Clara gives him a custom-made, full-body pink bunny suit, which is probably the worst gift ever put on celluloid.

Bear your hideous holiday attire with a begrudging smile this season, even if the outfit keeps you blushing from embarrassment well into the New Year. Just try to remember that unless you're forced to dress as a pink rabbit, it could be worse. And we promise not to breathe a word to anyone if you "accidentally" spill an entire dish of cranberry sauce (or something else that stains) on your sweater, effectively ruining it for next year's holiday season.