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It’s the holiday season, and that means all of your favorite sites have rounded up their favorite products in a plethora of gift guides. But the holidays shouldn’t be about presents—or at least not only about presents. They should be about learning to better communicate with our fellow man. Non-verbal communication can be used to break down language barriers, and GIFs and emoji are no exception. In that spirit, Popular Science proudly presents the 2016 Holiday GIF guide.

(Author’s note: Yes, the proper way to pronounce GIF is “jif,” but please say it with a hard ‘g’ for the sake of wordplay.)

When someone shows up to dinner with a very cute newborn baby and/or a dog

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When that one relative who’s terrible at cooking (but loves to cook) shows up with a burnt casserole

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When you learn something new by reading Popular Science

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When you think you’re safely avoiding politics by talking about Broadway shows, but then your uncle brings up the time Mike Pence went to Hamilton

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When you actually follow through and go to the gym regularly, as per your New Year’s resolution

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When you’re the baby of the family and not getting enough attention

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When Grandma keeps using ‘text’ and ‘e-mail’ interchangeably

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When you’re dreading going home to an empty fridge, but then mom hands you a ton of leftovers

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When your final presentation at school goes horribly wrong (or horribly right?)

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When you see your high school crush after completing your first semester of college

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When you’re just completely over 2016

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When you read the title of this article

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