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Fireplaces - the secret to a better Thanksgiving and other winter holidays
It's getting cold outside! I just took this photo this morning of my frosty willow.
This time of year makes me feel like staying inside and starting up the fireplace. And with Thanksgiving just around the corner, even more so.
But even though Thanksgiving and other winter holidays are something I look forward to, there is also that innate dread that washes over me at times, and that dread is usually spelled R-E-L-A-T-I-V-E-S.
We all have THOSE relatives. You know, the ones that love to start family drama at the table, or the ones laying drunk under the table, or the ones dancing on top of the table?
So how can fireplace end the table antics and other bad behaviors?
Fireplaces create instant ambiance. It sets the tone for a quiet and relaxing celebration. Fireplaces keep people calm. The soothing waves of the flames can be mesmerizing. Sit your rowdy relatives in front of the fire for a few minutes and watch the magic happen as they become glued to the fireplace. Fireplaces, especially combined with turkey, makes people sleepy and less likely to start a fuss. Think of it as the natural way to tranquilize your relatives.
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