3 Safe Thanksgiving Conversation Topics

3 Safe Thanksgiving Conversation Topics

Chloe Seaman
November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving is notorious for having heated conversations about politics with family. If you’d rather avoid having another argument about healthcare with your in-laws, then here are a few safe conversation starter ideas (that might even create stronger family ties):

1. Old Family Stories

Sharing old family stories is an excellent way to break the ice. You either instantly have something to bond over or you learn something you didn’t know about your family. Plus, it’s always fun and light-hearted to reminisce about positive family experiences.

Ask your grandparents how they spent Thanksgiving as kids. Or start a conversation with: “Remember that time we…”

2. Pop Culture

There’s so much more going on in the world besides politics that you could talk about: your favorite series on Netflix, celebrity gossip, best reality T.V. shows or your favorite album released this year.

If you’re with older family members, try asking them what some of their favorites movies or music were growing up. Whether you’re from different states or different generations, there’s something about pop culture that makes us feel connected to others; so, sharing what interests you have could be a fun way to have a good conversation.

Just don’t spoil those new T.V. shows that your relatives haven’t caught up with yet.

3. Gratitude

You can’t go wrong with expressing what you’re thankful for. Indeed, this is the basis of Thanksgiving. Maybe you can share one thing that happened during the year that was something especially special to you.

Sharing what you’re grateful for opens the door to a more meaningful conversation. Your family members will know more about your personality, your values, and in turn, will feel compelled to express something they are grateful for with you. And having meaningful conversations are much more enjoyable and valuable than talking politics.

We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving that leaves you feeling more connected to your family and close friends. If you need help finding a family member or long-lost friend our customer service team is ready to help you. If you can not be with your family at Thanksgiving send them a Memento.

Disclaimer: The above is solely intended for informational purposes and in no way constitutes legal advice or specific recommendations.