Looking out at the ocean just beyond the horizon, a brand new movie day is rising, and I for one couldn’t be more thankful. There’s so much to celebrate in the land of Make Believe, where colored sunsets and starry heavens are the norm. This week seems like an appropriate time to reflect on all that we have to be grateful for from family, friends, and fabulous feasts to, of course, fantastic holiday films!
Staying Home For the Holidays? Who can blame ‘ya, with an entertaining assortment of Thanksgiving movies reminding us of what we should be truly happy for (even if it’s just not being a part of odd fictional families).
Upon checking in to the Holiday Inn, a calamity-prone Hannah and Her Sisters hoped for an early white Christmas and an escape from their never-ending drama. Thankfully, no Ice Storm occurred for our wayward movie travelers who journeyed by Planes, Trains & Automobiles with healthy appetites for casserole dishes and other families’ catastrophes.
Along with the aroma of turkey and all the trimmings lingered the Scent of a Woman, who was all too eager to sample the fine cuisine. Desert, naturally, involved a visit with Willy Wonka and (a trip to) the Chocolate Factory, which was so much better than Aunt Millie’s Cranberry Surprise! The Pieces of April’s apple pie that didn’t burn were happily indulged by a few brave souls who, following a well-deserved nap, witnessed their very own Miracle on 34th Street (otherwise known as happy families celebrating on every festive corner).
A sentimental day rivaling that of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving was had by all, who looked forward to the Hollywood version of Christmas soon to come…
What movies will make your Thanksgiving even sweeter?