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This SNL sketch proves Adele has the power to save your family's awkward Thanksgiving dinner

Already bracing yourself for uncomfortable political discussions with extended family this Thanksgiving? Saturday Night Live has a sketch for that.

Just as the family gets too into talk of Syrian refugees, the Islamic State, and protests against police brutality, a very smart little girl at the table makes a clutch decision: She flips on "Hello" by Adele.

Watch how it plays out below, and pick up tips for your own Thanksgiving dinner. Julie Kliegman

Editor's note: This story originally identified the song as "When We Were Young." It is "Hello." It has since been corrected.