It's almost turkey day and for many of us, this year is the return of families gathering for the holiday. With families making a return to the Thanksgiving table, so do the return of rules at Thanksgiving.

You know how it goes, you have to set some rules, sometimes they're rules that don't end up getting followed, but rules nonetheless. For instance, at my house, the first rule is no one may start eating until everyone is served. Some years we have a prayer, and some years we just forget to pray (yeah, we're heathens like that) and we just dig in.

With the upcoming holiday I thought it would be a great time to ask our fellow listeners what their family Thanksgiving rules were.

While I expected some interesting answers, I have to admit that the ones we did get were... way different. For example:

The shotgunning beers with your tio is one I'm going to have to add to my list of rules!

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I'm sure there are many families that also follow the "no political talk at the table rule" and the "no phones" rules, not playing Nickelback? That's a new one! I guess if I had to choose, I would add "No Vicente Fernandez at Thanksgiving, because then the tequila comes out and things go wild!

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Others have their own policy of leaving their weapons in a basket, which makes total sense!

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I'm sure for many families, a mandatory "walk" before or after the meal is necessary- no judgment.

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Others, like Josh in the comment above, make sure they make their pets also feel like family, which is important because in my house, Junior has his own chair!

I do like the "family Elder gets served first" because that's one we follow to. Also, I looked up "spatchcock"- it doesn't mean what you may think it means!

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And of course, this post would not be complete without someone saying "You don't talk about Thanksgiving". It does feel like a turkey fight club after all!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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