It's that time of the year again; Thanksgiving Day, here in the USA, is tomorrow, Thursday, November 22. And while I'm not exactly one to celebrate the holiday, partly because I'm not sure what exactly there is to celebrate (another conversation for another time), I won't spoil all the festivities that will take place nationwide... not this year anyway.
So, with that, I assume many of you have Thanksgiving traditions you'll probably adhere to tomorrow, or will maybe break and try new ideas, whether with regards to what you eat, drink, talk about, watch, etc.
It's the "watch" part that I'm most interested in here; what will you be watching on Thanksgiving Day? Likely football for many of you; while others stick to ritualistic screenings of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, or maybe Planes, Trains & Automobiles?
I don't know what I'll be watching, if anything at all. I very well could be working, researching, or prepping items for articles to post here on S&A on Friday. We'll see...
Although I might tune in to catch the Jets/Patriots game in the evening, or I could even revisit some of these films that, while not all necessarily, specifically, Thanksgiving movies (although a 1 or 2 most certainly are), do have scenes within them that take place during this holiday.
Like Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It, for example. Remember this scene?
Or maybe The Wiz?
Do you remember What's Cooking? The year 2000 film that follows 4 ethnically diverse families - Vietnamese, Latino, Jewish, and African American - as they prepare for Thanksgiving feasting; Alfre Woodard and Dennis Haysbert starred in it...
Maybe Antwone Fisher, when while spending Thanksgiving with Dr. Davenport’s (Denzel Washington) family, Antwone (Derek Luke) shares a poem he wrote. I couldn't find a clip of the scene, so here's the trailer:
Or maybe even American Son, which starred Nick Cannon in the dramatic story of a young Marine who is forced to grow up when he returns to his volatile family, during a 4-day Thanksgiving leave. A rare dramatic purely performance for Cannon, who does a serviceable job in an ok movie.
So what might you be watching? Enlighten the rest of us...