You need a plan of action. You need a strategy. You need a Netflix account.
Fear not! Here is my patented list of shows and seasons you can watch in one day while locked away from the people you are regrettably blood related to. Why spend time with your flesh and blood family, when you can spend time with your TV family?
|Better than your REAL family!|
If sci-fi is your thing, camp out and hide from your inlaws by watching all fourteen glorious episodes of the massively brilliant Firefly. Captain Mal Reynolds and his merry crew are the centerpiece of this awesome and criminally shortlived show. If you want something a little darker, there's always the gritty world of Battlestar Galactica to sink into. For ultimate family-ignoring, you can try watching Star Trek. All of it. From the beginning.
|Lady, he KIDNAPPED you!|
If all else fails, it's time to rely on the BBC. Doctor Who and Sherlock are the best shows on TV right now, full stop. Both seasons of Sherlock can be watched in one day, while Doctor Who is a life long affair.
|Cool. Cool, cool, cool.|
If things are really coming apart at the seams and your family is ready to reenact the war of the roses, it's time to pull out the big guns. Mel Brooks movies like The Young Frankenstein, History of the World: Part One and Robin Hood: Men In Tights will make even the most cold hearted person laugh and the fabulous comedy It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World will put your crazy, insane, bizarre day into perspective.
Together, with the help of fictional characters, we can survive this holiday. May the pumpkin pie be with you.