While winding down from the Thanksgiving holiday meal, and deciding whether to brave the holiday shopping sales and crowds of the day after or wrestling with gnarled masses of holiday lights, many families take the opportunity of a long weekend with the kids to hang out in the evening with a few good holiday movie rentals. The following are a few suggestions for Thanksgiving movies that the entire family should enjoy.
Ice Princess (2005):
Thanksgiving lands exactly in the middle of figure skating season and around the same time as sections, the competition that Casey starts to train for in Ice Princess.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973):
This time tested favorite always appeals to children and brings the adults back to childhood times before the days of 24 hours Nickelodeon and Disney Channel cartoon, where the idea of watching Thanksgiving movies on TV at 8 pm was a treat in itself.
In this classic, Charlie Brown gets pressured into hosting a “traditional” Thanksgiving meal for his friends. With his limited culinary knowledge and abilities, they all learn something about friendship, cooperation, and the true meaning of thanksgiving.
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Home for the Holidays is one of several Thanksgiving movies where a typical dysfunctional family reconvenes for the Thanksgiving holiday. This one is a comedy starring Clair Danes and Robert Downey Jr and is relaxing and amusing for the whole family.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987):
This classic John Candy / Steve Martin comedy centers around two travelers trying to get home for Thanksgiving, amid canceled flights and obnoxious traveling companions.
Stars Wars (2019):
On November 17, 1978, CBS broadcast a two hour Star Wars Holiday Special, which told the story of how Chewbacca went home to see his family on a Thanksgiving like a holiday.
Now, the new part is again releasing in December 2019 right after the Thanksgiving holiday, back with the Force Awakens releasing this December, and everyone is pining away for glimpses of Han, Chewy, Luke, and Leah.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947):
The classic tale of the post-Thanksgiving season at Macy’s in New York, where the citizens are tested in their Christmas spirit and belief of whether the man hired as Santa Claus at Macy’s is the real thing.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) :
Something about this movie makes it a holiday repeat classic. Although not centered at all around the Thanksgiving season, the setting of the film and the repetitious lessons about greed and family and appreciation for what we have made it a must for family movie time.
Jumanji the Next Level (2019):
On this thanksgiving occasion, many movies launched but the fun-loving and exciting movies release just after the Thanksgiving holiday, like StarWars, Modern Love, Noelle, and many more.
Many of us like to explore the jungle world and love to see the animals, so for you people, the movie Jumanji the Next Level, is releasing just after thanksgiving. Watch with your friends because, in this movie, four players brave the jungle, mountains and deserts and dangerous animals to save the fantastical video game world Jumanji.
Awkward Thanksgiving (2014):
A family tangled in the web drama series awkward thanksgiving from relationships and financial issues experiences a long, awkward period of silence during Thanksgiving dinner.
Since the thanksgiving occasion is approaching, it’s time to plan something different as we all know that the Thanksgiving holiday season can be a little stressful with the anticipation of guests, family interactions, and all of the preparation that goes into the festivities. To set the tone for the celebration, try a cool music selection, good food, and good movies, as mention above for your ease.