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


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Make Room for Everyone in Your Family
Put those table leaves to good use, and set a place for everyone.
Put those table leaves to good use, and set a place for everyone.
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We all have an oddball relative, but at the holidays, you should make everybody feel welcome.

In "Elf," Will Ferrell plays Buddy, a 30-year-old man who grew up at the North Pole believing that he was one of Santa's elves. Let's just say that his ever-festive attire and childlike demeanor don't go over very well with his real father, or virtually anyone else Buddy meets in New York City.

Sure, it's a ridiculous premise, but it reminds us that it's important to love all the members of your family for who they are, no matter how different (or embarrassing in public) they might be.