The Holidays: As Told by My Big Fat Greek Wedding
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The Holidays: As Told by My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Nia Vardalos hit the nail on the head.

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The Holidays: As Told by My Big Fat Greek Wedding
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With Christmas only a few days away, I think it fitting to talk about those moments from family holiday gatherings. Those moments I'm sure everyone experienced at some time or another. What a better way of showing these moments than with GIFs and screencaps from My Big Fat Greek Wedding?


1. Everyone seeing you for the first time since the last holiday.

It's only been since Thanksgiving, a couple weeks ago, but everyone greets each other like it's been a hot minute.

2. Being greeted by your grandmother.

Everybody knows what's coming when your grandma arrives.

3. When they ask what's new with you.

Nothing changed except I'm out of school for a month...

4. Talking to that one relative who gives too much information.

You really don't want to hear about his/her recent flare of IBS or battle with gout, but (s)he tells you anyway.

5. Trying to refuse food.

I don't know who would refuse food at a holiday gathering, but if you did, you will probably end up eating anyway.

6. Overhearing your parents talk about you.

We all hear this one a thousand times.

7. Getting home remedies for everything.

Put some Windex on it. Gargle some salt water. Rub toothpaste on it... Surefire ways of getting over or getting rid of whatever it was you had.

8. Hearing this from all of your married relatives.

9. Watching two of your relatives getting into it.

You know your aunt isn't playing anymore when she gets that tone in her voice.

10. When someone brings up an embarrassing time in your life.

(Also known as eighth grade.)

11. When someone asks who ate the last piece of pie.

You did it... and now, there might be a small war.

12. The same thing you keep hearing all evening.

But you're so full already...

13. When someone brings a bundt cake.

This is Christmas. Not Sunday dinner. We close all holes in food with food.


Happy holidays from my family to your's. Opa!

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