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The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)  

Bailey Benningfield
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List Rules Vote up the best ways to get a little peace and quiet on Thanksgiving.

Your aunts don't get along. Your baby cousin has some sort of illness that involves a lot of snot. They just want to get one more family photo - they know it's annoying now, but you'll appreciate it in a few years!

Seeing family on Thanksgiving has a lot of ups and downs. Eating delicious food with the people you love sounds ideal, but it can grow old quickly. Fear not - if you need an excuse to step away after your Uncle John says something questionable, you have plenty of options.

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Play with a child or pet outsi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Play with a child or pet outside
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Take a long time to get ready ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Take a long time to get ready in the morning
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Fake illness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Fake illness
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Go on a grocery, liquor store,... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Go on a grocery, liquor store, or coffee run
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Go hang out with your cat - sh... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Go hang out with your cat - she needs attention, too
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Feed/walk the dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Feed/walk the dog
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Casually hide in another room ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Casually hide in another room for 15 minutes
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Do the dishes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Do the dishes
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Say you have to “do a few work... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Say you have to “do a few work things”
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Quietly get drunk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Quietly get drunk
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Pretend your sibling needs you is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Pretend your sibling needs you
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Hang out with a drowsy grandpa... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Hang out with a drowsy grandparent
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Repeatedly go to the bathroom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Repeatedly go to the bathroom
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Be a little late to everything is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Be a little late to everything
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Procrastinate while running er... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Procrastinate while running errands
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Watch football is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Watch football
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Volunteer to set or clear the ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Volunteer to set or clear the table
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Leave early due to “weather” is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Leave early due to “weather”
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Offer to refill everyone's dri... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Offer to refill everyone's drinks
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Sleep in more than you normall... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Sleep in more than you normally would
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Take out the trash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Take out the trash
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Take a walk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Take a walk
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Sit at the kids’ table is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Sit at the kids’ table
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Mention something about politi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Mention something about politics, then sit back and watch the argument play out
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Bake bread and tell everyone y... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ways To Avoid Your Family On Thanksgiving (Without Seeming Like You're Avoiding Them)
Bake bread and tell everyone you need to watch it proof