Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
The ULTIMATE Thanksgiving film, if I do say so myself. If you have not seen Planes, Trains, and Automobiles then where have you been for the last thirty years? The film stars Steve Martin and John Candy, each playing business men just trying to get home for the holiday. As you can probably guess, this proves to be more difficult than they originally thought. This film quickly goes from genius comedy to heart-filled moments.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Listen, this is not one of my favorites. BUT, I do find it to be a good “half-way” film. And, by that I mean, it’s perfect for the holiday in between Halloween and Christmas.
When Harry Met Sally
The most perfect autumnal film. When Harry Met Sally is the best film to watch when you want that feeling of crisp autumn air, crunchy leaves, and vibrant colors.
Addams Family Values
Miracle on 34th Street (Both original and remake)
Yes, yes, yes. I know that this is technically a Christmas film. HOWEVER, it begins on Thanksgiving day. I find it to be the best film to watch at the end of Thanksgiving day.
This is a classic, starring Youngstown, Ohio treasure Ed O’Neill. If you are not familiar with this film, that’s okay. I feel like a lot of people aren’t. Ed O’Neill plays Dutch, a man who is dating a divorced woman who has a child. He offers to pick up her 13 year old son, Doyle, from private school for Thanksgiving, and shenanigans ensue.
The Santa Clause
Again, I know that this is a Christmas film. But, it is another one that involves Thanksgiving. You know, that’s when Charlie disappears with his father to the North Pole and Laura worries for literally a month, thinking that her son is gone forever. Ya know, Thanksgiving stuff. Again, another good one to watch at the end of the night when you are in your fourth turkey coma.
Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving! XO