As folks arrive and you take their coats, gently tell them partisan talk won’t be on the table with the stuffing. Nor will it be allowed in the living room or kitchen. If you are a guest for dinner, kindly inform the host or hostess of your preference to make the day all about family, friends, turkey, and football. If you get immediate push-back, you are in for a rough ride.
I am not saying that today’s play time activities are bad or ill-considered. They’re just different and involve an alternate interpretation of what passes for recreation.