12/15/2014 05:14 EST | Updated 11/21/2016 01:50 EST

Family Etiquette: How To Answer Awkward Personal Questions At Christmas

Try as you might to avoid it, there's always one moment during the holidays when you get stuck talking to that relative who always manages to make you feel this big. Or, even worse, your family sees the annual dinner as their opportunity to interrogate you on everything you don't want to talk about, from your relationship to your job to your weight.

While the passive aggressive response to this would be to turn the question back on the person who asked it, this year, we're offering another option: answers! Generic, non-combative, perfectly polite answers via etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore, founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach.

Take a look, and let us know if there were any potential landmines we missed.

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