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There are thousands of family Christmas traditions. But there are definitely some things you must avoid overindulgence in during the Christmas celebration. Food is not one of them.

Here are a few things to remember that will make your Christmas taste buds merry.

Christmas Culinary Consumption Tips

  • Under no circumstances should you exercise between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. That’s why God made New Years resolutions.
  • If gravy is available, put it on everything. Avoid things like carrot sticks or veggie platters at all costs. Those will take up valuable space in your tummy that should be filled with sugar.
  • Eggnog is only around for a short time. Yes, each sip has more calories than 15 Big Macs, but you will miss it when it’s gone. So drink up while you can.
  • Mashed potatoes made with skim milk should be illegal. Ask your host — skim or whole? If it’s skim, move to the yams with butter and gravy.
  • Never snack so you won’t eat so much at someone else’s Christmas Party — Duh. Free food!!! If anything fast for a day or two beforehand.
  • If there is pie you need to try them all. Have some apple, pumpkin, mincemeat, lemon, cherry and banana creme plus some Christmas cookies. Your body craves variety.
  • Every buffet table has that really sweet treat. Camp out there and consume as much as possible until you are noticed and asked to leave.
  • While fruitcake can be used as a good doorstop there are also some family recipes that call for a lot of rum. Just give someone else your keys and eat up.
  • It’s the one time of year (other than Thanksgiving) that you can unbutton your pants in public and no one will notice.

Some Final Thoughts

We all overindulge from time to time. Family and food just seem to fit. So enjoy good food, good company and good thoughts and feelings for those close to you.

Nothing says I love you like a hug from Mom and the offer of another piece of her great pie — with a nice high whipped cream topping of course.

I hope these tips will help you survive the next six days. I also hope there’s enough milk and cookies left to put out for Santa.

If not you might still have those carrot sticks in the fridge.

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