Next week, many of us will fly to friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday. We'll sleep on couches, we'll hang out at other people's homes, we'll participate in bountiful dinners. If we're the hosts, our homes will suddenly be overrun with extra folk finding places to sleep, our bathrooms will get a good workout and there will be mountains of dishes and leftovers to deal with. Being a guest and a host is all part of the holiday season. Here are some of our best suggestions for making sure whether you're the guest or the host, that you won't greet the holiday with dread.

If You're The Guest

If You're The Host

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