The greatest joy of the holiday season is seeing close friends and family. But the worst part of the holiday season is when said friends and family open their mouths and ask you why you aren't a doctor/lawyer/philanthropist/married/finalist on America's Got Talent like cousin Jerry is.
The solution? Make appetizers so delicious your guests have no choice but to have their mouths full and quiet from the second they walk in the door. Keeping things copacetic is what the holidays are all about, guys.