With its tradition of big meals and family gatherings, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is also the most overlooked of the fall holidays, stuck in between the fun of Halloween and the cheer of Christmas. No sooner has the Halloween candy been eaten, than we are skipping ahead and preparing for Christmas, with only a meal and shopping to celebrate Thanksgiving. Even Hollywood seems to have bypassed Thanksgiving for the more obvious Christmas plots. Thanksgiving movies may be few and far between, but there are still enough to remind us what the holiday is really about: food, family, thankfulness, and pie. Always pie.
If you are in the mood for a Thanksgiving movie this season, browse the HCPL catalog and request one today!
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
- Garfield’s Thanksgiving
- Home for the Holidays
- The House of Yes
- Jack and Jill
- Miracle on 34th Street (A movie for Thanksgiving and Christmas!)
- An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving
- Pieces of April
- Planes, Trains and Automobiles
- Scent of a Woman