Make a Drinking Game for Your Family Traditions
The beautiful thing about holiday traditions is that we do them every year. The terrible thing about holiday traditions is that we do them every year. A
At some point, my husband (and I, I guess) decided that we would start two family traditions: every
At the heart of a drinking game is love for repetition and cliche. Like this
Hallmark Movie drinking game
that's been making the rounds, all
Done right, this won't have you drinking more than you would otherwise, just at more regimented times. If you don't want to drink, you can use candy-and, as with alcohol, eventually end up loopy and with a stomach ache-or you can make
For a drinking game, a key is variety-based on how common an occurrence is, it can earn a sip, a gulp, or a finish-your-drink. Pick enough prompts that you'll be busy (and stimulated to pay attention), but not more than you can remember to look out for.
Let me share one caveat from the too-effective drinking game my friends and I once made for watching The Tudors : if you're doing this for a TV show, set a house rule to discount the "previously on..." catch-ups. They tend to compress everything that makes a show itself, and god, that can get rough.