Best Holiday Hor d’Oeuvres. Hey, they are just appetizers. It’s not like you are eating a plate full. Right…but those side dishes can quickly add up. Good thing it’s the season to eat and be merry. The average person gains five pounds over the holiday. It would be a travesty if you wasted the only time of the year when you are expected to gain weight. And what would your New Year’s Resolution be if not to lose weight. Pile up your plate so you’ll really have to something to lose next year.