Thanksgiving. We all celebrate it every year.
And by "we all" I mean Americans. No offense, rest of the world, but you're not applicable here.
And every year it seems to get semi-skipped over because of big, more-marketable holidays like Christmas. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all about Christmas, but I'm getting kinda tired of this holiday fast-forward thing that our economy seems to jump on in order to sell more decorations for whatever holiday may be two months away. So after having this existential meltdown about what the hell has happened to Thanksgiving, and how it has merely become a gigantic Christmas Eve, I started thinking about the reflection of that kind of thinking in movies. Now, I don't know about you all, but I was hard-pressed to think of even five Thanksgiving movies that I have ever seen. So, I set out on a Google-quest.
After sifting through about seven random websites listing awesome Thanksgiving movies, I found ten movies worth looking over. Some I had seen before and some I hadn't, but all of them had SOMETHING to do with Thanksgiving. So far, I have:
ThanksKilling (we all know how that turned out...)
Grumpy Old Men
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Hannah and Her Sisters
Pieces of April
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving
Desperate Crossing: Story of the Mayflower
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Home for the Holidays
So get ready for some coming attractions cuz I'm going to try and watch all of these in the approximate week before Thanksgiving. Here goes nothin'!