Is there anything better than cozying up on the couch for a movie when it’s cold outside. Add some hot chocolate and a fuzzy blanket, and I’m not moving for a couple hours. Even though we’re not in the throes of the Christmas season (although, the stores say otherwise), I did want to include some holiday themed movies. November’s kind of in between two huge holidays and there aren’t a lot of movies that focus only on Thanksgiving.
This is the newest addition to our holiday movie collection. It’s a newer movie, released in 2015. I had no idea that Jim Henson had a Thanksgiving-themed movie until I was searching around for our yearly holiday movie purchase. The story is very family friendly. A dad and his two kids travel to Turkey Hollows to celebrate Thanksgiving with their secret aunt. When neighbors threaten to take away their aunt’s farm, they enlist the help of some secret, legendary creatures that live in the woods and save the farm (and Thanksgiving)!
Is it actually Thanksgiving if you don’t want the Charlie Brown special? This movie gives me all the feels, and I could watch it over and over. The funny thing is, it’s actually very short! When I was kid, it seemed so much longer. My favorite part is when Snoopy saves Thanksgiving with his toast and popcorn!
This was our new movie last year, and I thought it would be perfect as a Thanksgiving movie. Two turkeys from different walks of life team up to get turkey taken off the holiday menu. This is a really fun watch.
I’ve never really considered this a holiday movie, but it is a feel-good family movie. Every single song brings back memories of watching this is a child, and I can sing along to all of them. This might have to be our movie for tonight!
Another movie about poultry trying to run away from humans who want to eat them! This isn’t about turkeys, but it is just as fun as Free Birds. Admittedly, it’s a tiny bit of a downer because it has a distinctive World War II overtone, but I don’t think it’s something children would pick up on. We’ve enjoyed this movie for many years, as is the case with all of the Aardman Animation movies.
Speaking of studios we love, it’s my goal in life to own all of the Studio Ghibli movies. They make such engaging, life-life movies that draw everyone in. The Secret World of Arrietty is much like The Borrowers. Arrietty and her parents are tiny people living in the big people’s world. They must survive, and Arrietty is brave enough to branch out and make contact with a large person. Our daughter has seen this so much, we practically know all the words.
Another Studio Ghibli movie! They really are that good. Spirited Away is much more of an adventure movie than The Secret World of Arrietty, and I think it’s a fun watch when you want something with a little more action.