Maybe you learned your lesson during the election last year. Maybe there's a member of your family who has no shortage of topics that make you want to take your meal to the blissfully ignored kids' table. (Come to think of it, fart sound competitions are basically the same thing as most political debate.)Maybe it's hard to find things to talk about with people you only see once a year. Not this year, captain. No. Not this year. You're steering this ship come hell or high water, and politics (and awkward silence) are off the table. These 27 less controversial, engaging, conversation starters could last you through an entire holiday weekend- or at least until someone falls asleep sitting upright in front of the TV.