7 Lexington-themed table topics for the holiday season

Sick of rotating through conversations about politics, religion, and your relationship status? Introduce these niche and fascinating topics at your next holiday meal.

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Dreading the debates and cringe questions that tend to take over holiday meals? Consider employing one of these seven table topicsthey may just lead to your favorite conversation yet.

Who’s heard of the “Cocaine Bear” movie?

Lexington’s very own “Cocaine Bear” is hitting Hollywood. Elizabeth Banksyou know her from “The Hunger Games” and “Pitch Perfect” — will direct a feature-length film, set to be released in February 2023. Intrigue your friends and family by describing the movie’s outrageous plot.

Favorite Parkette memories

We admit, this one may be a little sad. But now that Parkette Drive-In is no more, it’s worth chatting about some cherished memories from this iconic establishment. To end the conversation on a happy note, reassure folks that the sign will stay.

Have you ever tried mead?

After polling the table to see who watched “House of the Dragon,” you can easily segway the conversation from “What are they drinking in these fantasy shows?” to Lexington’s first meadery opening next year. Myriad Meadery will be serving up fermented honey fit for a king as early as February.

Who makes the best burgoo?

First, explain to out-of-towners the savory bliss of burgoo, then buckle down on who makes it best. We can’t settle this debate for you, but we’ve made the case for two local spots.

Lexington in Hollywood

Put on “Home Alone” and have this tidbit ready for the “Merry Christmas ya filthy animal scene.” Ralph Foody — the actor who plays the gangster delivering that line — lived in Lexington and was buried here. For more movie trivia, check out these Hollywood movies filmed in Kentucky.

Let’s talk sports

There’s no shortage of sports topics to bring up to break an awkward silence. Will UK bring in a quarterback from the transfer portal to replace Will Levis? Is Oscar Tshiebwe still the best player in college basketball? What will Lexington look like with a professional soccer team?

Too gorgeous to lose

Almost every Kentuckian has a story about a time they visited the Red River Gorge. But, have your guests heard about that time the gorge was almost flooded?

What’s your go-to conversation starter? Let us know.

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