Today, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it’d be fun to give you my top 3 movies to watch on Thanksgiving day (or right around that time). All 3 of these films are ones that my family and I watch almost every year on Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving eve and are going to be in order from 3rd best to 1st best.
To start things off, the 3rd place movie on my list is Free Birds. This is a movie that’s great for the entire family, and, while not the greatest animated movie ever, is definitely enjoyable enough where you can sit through the whole thing if need be, yet just boring enough where any kids watching might just get up and leave, meaning you can watch some football if you try to watch this on Thanksgiving Day. That tidbit alone makes this movie worth it, and it’s definitely a movie that gets a happy toss the ticket from me and has been a staple of Thanksgiving since its release back in 2013.
Coming in at 2nd place is the ultimate Thanksgiving classic, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. I don’t know what else to say other than if you haven’t watched this movie before, what have you been doing with your life? You’ve been missing out. It’s only a 30 minute film and is on TV channels that play movies every year on Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving eve. My family always makes sure we don’t miss out on it each year. Oh, and of course, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is a Frame the Ticket movie.
1st place goes to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. This is a John Hughe’s classic from the late 80s starring Steve Martin and John Candy. This is a duo I wish we’d gotten more of. There’s hardly a down moment in this movie where you can’t find something to laugh at. It is the ultimate nightmare of not being able to get home for Thanksgiving while having to deal with an annoying, yet lovable, travel buddy. This movie has been, and always will be, a Frame the Ticket movie which needs to be watched every Thanksgiving.