Movies for Thanksgiving
The nights are darker, hot chocolate is flowing and we are pretty much head to toe in cable knit; all we need now is a good selection of movies for Thanksgiving. Here's our perfect line up of films for Thanksgiving for our American and Canadian Joanie gals.
For those not fully acquainted with Thanksgiving or ‘Turkey Day’, it's a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest. Similar to Christmas, it’s a day for families to come together and enjoy a Sunday roast-style feast, watch loads of films and gorge on pumpkin pie – all pretty fine by us. Here are Joanie's favourite movies for Thanksgiving....
Following said feast, when you’ve retreated to the sofa, or indeed your bed, you’ll be ready to don your favourite cable knit and stick on some Thanksgiving movies to watch whilst nursing your alarmingly huge food baby and wishing you didn’t opt for that 12th roast potato!
Hannah and her Sisters: This 1986 comedic drama opens and closes with scenes of its characters at Thanksgiving dinner, it tells a raft of interconnected stories (one of the first of its kind), all in some way related to Mia Farrow’s ‘Hannah’ and her two sisters. This movie is both laugh out loud and moving, a perfect watch for Thanksgiving.
Scent of a Woman: Do you want a good cry? This movie starring Al Pacino as a blind retired army lieutenant being cared for over the course of thanksgiving weekend by a prep school student is an emotional and uplifting watch. Not only does it take place at Thanksgiving, but it also demonstrates the values of this binding day, by showcasing a tender story of unlikely friendship.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Now your food has digested, all you really want is a good belly aching laugh. Well, this movie will deliver. Starring comedy bigs Steve Martin and the late John Candy, it tells the story of a man trying to get home for the holidays, but a freak snowstorm causes havoc to his journey. He then encounters and partners up with another traveler, and together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.
You’ve got mail: We had to include a classic romcom didn’t we? After all, they’re what every movie night needs, particularly one with Tom Hanks. In this film, booksellers Kelly and Joe meet in an anonymous chat room and begin to fall for each other. Unknowingly, they know each other in real life – as rival business partners, the story follows their romance and their thanksgiving celebrations along the way!
Thank you for being a #joaniegal Happy Thanksgiving!