1. Get everyone involved, including children and older folks.
2. To avoid injury, two-hand touch is the way to go.
3. Play before dinner, not after. You don’t want to “go long” after eating your own weight in turkey.
4. It’s cold outside, so don’t forget the lip balm.
5. The youngest and oldest players on the winning team get the drumsticks.
6. No excessive celebration—it can awaken underlying family tension.
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