Hey guys, I was wondering, what do you do about the religious holidays and gift giving? How did your first holidays as an atheist go over? I'm wondering b/c I have no idea how I'm going to act (or my family for that reason) when the holidays come up. My immediate family knows i'm an atheist and are cool with it, but my extended family will most likely flip. (One set of cousins are hardcore xtians and belong to a small cult in PA and are missionaries, the other set are catholic) We usually get together for thanksgiving and what not, and they always hold hands around the table and pray before dinner. I'm just imagining what will happen when they ask me to hold hands with them and pray. I won't do it, but i don't want to start a family fight or make a scene before dinner. What do you guys do, and did you have any interesting experiences the first time your extended familiy found out you were an atheist?