As it is getting a little chilly, and it’s darker earlier, families across the United States prepare to gather around the table for a Thanksgiving Dinner. While Christmas often takes the spotlight for holiday movie traditions, Thanksgiving gives a perfect opportunity to kick off the festive season with gratitude and togetherness. And what a great thing to do while spending togetherness! Watching movies!
It’s the forgotten holiday tradition
You may think that Thanksgiving movies may not be as iconic as Christmas movies, but they actually are! In fact, Thanksgiving-themed movies give you a nice blend of comedy, heart, and reflection and we think those things together perfectly complement the spirit of Thanksgiving.
Think about a classic comedy that also pulls at your heartstrings… “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” A hilarious and heartwarming story of an unlikely pair, played by John Candy and Steve Martin, trying to make it home for the holidays. We used to watch this for Christmas but now we watch it for Thanksgiving as well. If you have never seen this movie it’s a must-watch. It is a reminder that the journey can be just as important as the destination.
Holidays are all about family, and what better way to celebrate than by enjoying movies together? From animated adventures to heartwarming dramas, there’s a movie for every taste and age group. Take, for instance, “Free Birds,” an animated comedy that adds a feathered twist to the holiday as two turkeys travel back in time to change the course of history and remove their kind from the Thanksgiving menu.
Thanksgiving movies, most of the time, center around gratitude and reflection. They encourage everyone to appreciate the moments shared with loved ones, family, and friends. Watching movies together as a family can become a tradition for you and your family.
Christmas tries to steal the spotlight when it comes to holiday movie traditions, but don’t sleep on movies this Thanksgiving! Scroll down to check out some of our favorites.