It’s that time of the year again!
Who doesn’t love holidays and eagerly counts down to their arrival?
Thanksgiving is one such great time of the year where you get to shun all that workload and office responsibilities to get all pumped up for the hearty upcoming Thanksgiving dinner.
A day for turkey, pumpkin pie, getting stuck in traffic congestion on the interstate and light banter with family and relatives shared over a wholesome Thanksgiving meal, perfectly sum up a typical Thanksgiving holiday.
But if your day ends there or worse still, your dreaded after-meal conversations that are likely to turn into heated discussions over politics or any other mood-spoiling topics are still to come; you are missing out on a whole different level of fun you could have on these holidays instead. We’re talking about watching Thanksgiving movies with your family!
Watching movies is a great way to spend your free time and relax and de-clutter a stressed mind. And in case you don’t already watch them together, trust us when we say movie-watching with the entire family on Thanksgiving multiplies the enjoyment several times.
Here are a few suggestions to save your time looking for the best movies to watch this Thanksgiving.
1. Home for the Holidays
This 1995 comedy remains a golden hit even today. Focusing on Holly Hunter’s dysfunctional family, the movie tops the list for a family holiday film. It consists of an epic drama that follows the ups and downs of dealing with relatives.
2. Autumn in the New York
This 2000 American romantic drama follows the story of a successful restaurant owner who falls in love with a terminally ill yet sweet, young woman. The ‘fall in Manhattan’ setting of the film will give you an amazing autumn festivities feel.
3. Pieces of April
The story is about a girl named April who despite her misgivings invites her entire family to her NYC apartment for Thanksgiving. Watch this 2003 comedy-drama film, and you will relate to perhaps all the awkwardness that often comes with family gatherings.
4. The Blind Side
A box-office hit, this 2009 biographical sports drama is about a young boy who is placed in foster care with different families but runs away each time. Real Thanksgiving holiday sentiments will kick in when you see Leigh Anne welcoming this street boy into her home for Thanksgiving dinner.
5. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Although it might not be as iconic as A Charlie Brown Christmas, this animated TV special film based upon the favorite comic strip Peanuts is a great holiday treat nonetheless. The fact that Peanuts won an Emmy Award is proof enough that you must watch this film, especially if you have younger kids.
6. Free Birds
Bound to leave you chuckling, this 2013 computer-animated film follows the story of two turkeys that travel back in time to prevent Thanksgiving from every happening. With funny insights into and an interesting lesson in history, this movie is sure to crack you up every time you next hear of turkeys and Thanksgiving.
So, pick any one of these or better yet, start a movie-marathon with your family. Rest assured you are guaranteed to have the most wonderful and fun-filled Thanksgiving, with moments you will surely cherish for life.