We've just been through a very heated election season and much blood is still at the boiling point. I read one news article that reports that many people are dreading going to the family Thanksgiving dinner this year because they're afraid of the political arguments that will break out.
So maybe, to skirt around any fights about politics, you could introduce other things to argue about. Ask people, for example, which potatoes are best for mashing. See how quickly the room is split between those family members who prefer the fluffy smoothness of the russet potato mash and those who insist upon the rich creaminess of yukon golds.
Argue about who in the family has the best last name or what is the worst song in history. Argue about which part of your identity you wish somebody would steal. Argue about what is the most annoying facial expression or why bowling balls should only come in black.
Then, whatever you are arguing about, after ten minutes switch places and argue for the side of the issue you just argued against.
You might find that debating things doesn't need to drive us apart but can actually bring us closer together. Then you have something else to be thankful for.
God brings us together for a reason. Let's figure it out and find reasons to rejoice. Good food, extra prayers, healing, and hope to all of you at Thanksgiving!