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What Will You Be Watching On Thanksgiving Day? Some Options To Consider + Your Picks

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act November 25, 2013 at 4:24PM

What Will You Be Watching On Thanksgiving Day? Some Options To Consider + Your Picks
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It's that time of the year again; Thanksgiving Day, here in the USA, is this Thursday, November 28. And while I'm not exactly big on the holiday, I won't spoil your partaking in all the festivities that will consume the entire country over the next 4 days..

So, with that, I assume many of you have Thanksgiving traditions you'll probably adhere to this week, or will maybe break from 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 one of the football games that day; NFL games are as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. This year's holiday features some intriguing match-ups: Packers at LionsRaiders at Cowboys; and Steelers at Ravens.

Or I could even revisit some of the films mentioned above and below that, while not all necessarily, specifically, "Thanksgiving movies" do have scenes within them that take place during the holiday.

So what might YOU be watching this Thanksgiving? Share with the rest of us... it's after all the season for giving!

Including the aforementioned A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and Planes, Trains & Automobiles, how about any of the below 5 films to start, some of which you may never have even considered:


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...


Or maybe Antwone Fisher, when, while spending Thanksgiving with Dr. Davenport’s (Denzel Washington's) family, Antwone (Derek Luke) shares a poem he wrote. I couldn't find a clip of that 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 purely dramatic performance for Cannon... 

So what might YOU be watching this Thanksgiving? Share with the rest of us... it's after all the season for giving!

This article is related to: Holiday Films


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