"Yeah, we'll talk about it," Brad Irby said. "But, we're all on the same side, so there's not much up for debate."
But for many, the 2016 election has taken an emotional toll.
A Psychological Association Survey shows more than half of all Americans say the election was a source of significant stress.
But, if things get too heated, some families already have a plan.
"In our family, we're kind of like-minded as far as who we voted for," Dona Banks said. "But extended family, we're not even sure who voted for who. If it does get to be too heated, we'll just change the subject to football or something."
While some families said they will be talking about politics at the Thanksgiving dinner tables, others are avoiding it altogether.
"It's a very controversial subject," Anthony Sinbandhit said. "We just definitely don't bring it up and we're just going to be grateful for what we have."
Experts said one way to handle politics at the table is to have a moderator.
"Lots of families are going to be getting together where they differ sharply," Georgetown University psychologist Fathali Moghaddam said. "Somebody who is accepted by everyone and who's more moderate and who would listen to both sides."
That person can focus on what bring the family together, rather than what divides it.
Sindbandhit's family is going to stick with topics of their own.
"Who knows, just the family stories that we've been telling of the past 20 or 30 years," Sinbandhit said. "The same ole same ole; food and family."
A new CNN poll finds 43 percent of Americans are eager to talk politics on Thursday (Nov. 24).