“Ms. Slatalla, your advice on holiday hosting is not only wrong, it’s rude. First off, the holidays are HOLYdays, based on religious celebration and ritual.” This week, a reader named loschinchi wrote to say it’s not OK to skip the prayer before Thanksgiving dinner just because praying might make guests uncomfortable, disagreeing with my Modern Manners column in Real Simple‘s November issue. […]
more about: Thanksgiving
If you are headed to someone else’s house to celebrate Thanksgiving today, you may have only one burning etiquette question on your mind. Is there a polite way to ask your host to share the leftovers?
At lunch with a few of my co-workers today, talk inevitably turned to Thanksgiving…and side dishes…and Jell-O salad. Now, I always thought crazy Jell-O concoctions died out in the early ‘80s, but apparently in some parts of the country—specifically the Midwest (and no, I’m not an East Coast snob, my lovely co-worker from Kansas City is the one who brought this to our attention)—Jell-O salad is a staple on the Thanksgiving table.