As Thanksgiving draws near and we begin to prepare for the big day, the Brownieland Team thought it would be fun to share Esquire’s 29 Best Thanksgiving Movies along with our favorite Thanksgiving-themed movie moments!
Randy’s Pick: Avalon
“You Cut The Turkey?!!”
Whenever I’m called upon to cut the Thanksgiving Day turkey, I can’t help but remember the scene from “Avalon”, a wonderful movie about Russian immigrants and their adapting to their new country in 1950s America.
A huge family has gathered for the annual dinner and, as usual, their elderly aunt and uncle are late. The patriarch has ordered to “Cut The Turkey!” without them, but when they eventually show up, a comical brouhaha ensues. Family.
Robyn’s Pick: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
“Those aren’t pillows!!”
The classic “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” by John Hughes is my favorite Thanksgiving-themed movie. The humor juxtaposed with the poignancy of desperately trying to get home to be with your family always makes me laugh and cry. My favorite scene is when John Candy is driving and trying to take off his coat while smoking and listening to the radio at the same time. Just perfect.
Kat’s Pick: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
“We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by ‘Thanksgiving,’ Charlie Brown.”
When I was a kid, my house was the place our family would congregate to celebrate Thanksgiving. When the meal was done, and everyone’s bellies were full, we would gather together and watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” Now that I have a family of my own, we continue this tradition in our home by ending Thanksgiving each year watching this classic movie!