Families seek ways to avoid Thanksgiving politics
Thanksgiving is a holiday for giving thanks, but at many family dinner tables, conversation shifts to politics.
Many Long Islanders also went out to eat at places like the Milleridge Inn.
"I hear a lot of politics. I can't get into that," says restaurant owner Butch Yamali. "I have to be neutral in a restaurant."
The contentious presidential election also divided the nation and left some families barely on speaking terms.
"We definitely don't share the same political views as my grandfather," says Ryan Schnitzer, of Bellmore.
Most people News 12 interviewed say they were going to listen more, not argue back and just be thankful for their family in an attempt to avoid arguments.
"Some families may be a little divided this Thanksgiving because of everything going on -- they get into fights," says Penny Jones, of Oceanside. "Today we're not...No politics zone here, just family and fun here today."