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How to ace all the holiday social graces

  • Robin Abrahams is the voice behind the Boston Globe's "Miss Conduct" column.

Navigating the waters of seasonal dos and don'ts can be tricky. It's a tough out there! In the mall, crowds are scouring for the perfect present for a great-uncle-twice-removed. Of course there's the sacred no-snow dance many travelers perform in hopes of clear roads and skies. Not to mention trying to avoid temptation from all the sweet treats from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve.

By the time holiday parties roll around, it's a true miracle if you're still standing and donning festive apparel. Your mind is racing with last-minute questions-- Is re-gifting okay? What's an appropriate gift for the holiday hostess with the most-est? How much and who do I tip during the holidays? How long can I leave my holiday decor and Christmas tree up before the neighbors judge?

Not to fear, Robin Abrahams is here to save the day! She's the manners maven and voice behind the Boston Globe's "Miss Conduct" column. Her specialty: the dos and don'ts in the world of social graces. She shares her tips for breezing through the sticky situations during the holidays.




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