Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Great Thanksgiving Movies

If you aren't a football or Macy's Day Parade fan, check some of these out while you're sitting on your couch digesting or to get yourself psyched for Turkey Day over the next two weeks...

Home for the Holidays
One of the first movies I remember that basically got one set (a dining room) and paired it with an ensemble cast full of dysfunctional characters. It has Robert Downey Jr in it so it can't be that bad, right?

Pieces of April
Two reasons to see this movie: Katie Holmes before Tom and the chick that played her sister in this movie did Karaoke with me a couple of years back and stole "Shoop" from me. Throw things at the screen when she's on.

An American Tail
Whle not specifically about Thanksgiving, what makes you want to be an American more than Barack Obama? Fievel, that's who.

Wow, this looks awesome. Never seen it but will if anyone's down!
Tagline: No meat too tough...
Plot: A group of film students go into the woods to make a movie. They believed to have found the perfect location, a vacant campsite which soon proves otherwise...
Sounds like our camping trip! LOL.

The House of Yes
I forgot about this one. It's so fucked up and great. I miss when Parker Posey was more than a crazy cameo.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles
RIP John Candy.

Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving
You can't go wrong with aCharlie Brown holiday movie. Reading the synopsis on imdb begs the age old question, if Charlie B is putting the di nner together himself WHERE THE HECK ARE HIS PARENTS?

Thanksgiving Family Reunion
A Bullshit National Lampoon's without Chevy Chase. But Judge Reinhold is in it!

Celebrity Bric-a-Brac:The Story of Thanksgiving
Something I found on YouTube. Kinda funny.


The Sure Thing
Can't remember if the holiday they are traveling during is Thanksgiving or Christmas, but this is a must for any Cusack-a-phile!

The Wizard of Oz
A classic. Nuff said.

James Bond
Spike TV's yearly Thanksgiving Marathon of Bond movies. A great way to "bond" with your dad. (Ha!)

And some of TV's greatest Thanksgiving moments:

Brad Pitt on Friends
Back when he was Brennifer and not Brangelina.

And from Lauren—a little Saved by the Bell: The College Years

I know there are others (Alice's Restaurant & Hannah and Her Sisters) but I haven't seen those and don't want to come off as pretentious.

Lastly, Thanksgiving is for some crazy reason when corporate America starts advertising for Christmas, so don't forget to tune into A Christmas Story...over and over and over again.

Next week: unusual Thanksgiving recipes!


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