To make nice at Thanksgiving, avoid politics

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SYOSSET -

There are a few things in life that just don't mix: oil and water, fire and ice -- and for many families, politics and the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Syosset's Christine Feibert says her family generally doesn't mind because many of them are on the same page politically.

"But sometimes we have other guests that have a different opinion," she says. "I'm uncomfortable with it, because I like harmony at the table and in my home."

And although the family agrees politically, some members don't agree with that philosophy.

"I think it keeps it interesting, and it allows people to voice their opinions," says Feibert's sister, Donna Glassmann. "As long as people are respectful of each other, and it doesn't get down and dirty, I think it's kind of fun."

Feibert says she's seen political conversations cause dramatic disputes between family members on social media -- especially in the last year.

So the sisters say people should be respectful to one another and remember that Thanksgiving is about family, love and thankfulness.

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