Thanksgiving is not neutral. What can I use as a C ?

I’m visiting my brother next week for Thanksgiving and I’m worried about how emotional and difficult it will be. I’m trying to do a Model, but I realize just the idea of Thanksgiving is so loaded that it’s not neutral, and therefore not a C.
How can I break this down into something smaller that I can suss out and work with?
All the things I’m coming up with – my brother, a meal, a visit – are already fraught with emotion.