Lauren Loves It: Top 4 Movies to Watch During Thanksgiving Break

Many families look at Thanksgiving as the official kickoff to the holidays! And with this cold weather—It’s the perfect excuse to pop some popcorn, drink hot cider and stream movies that will make everyone in the family smile!


Here are four movies you may want to watch this Thanksgiving Break


NUMBER 1- Free Birds


You can’t have thanksgiving without talking about turkeys right? Free Birds is the 2013 film starring Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler and Owen Wilson. Pardoned by the president, a lucky turkey named Reggie gets to live a carefree lifestyle, until fellow fowl Jake recruits him for a history-changing mission. Jake and Reggie travel back in time to the year 1621, just before the first Thanksgiving. The plan: Prevent all turkeys from ever becoming holiday dinners. Unfortunately, the two birds encounter colonist Myles Standish who’s out to capture feathered friends for all the hungry Pilgrims. Do they accomplish the mission?! Find out in Free Birds now streaming on Netflix

NUMBER 2- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving


A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is the tenth prime-time animated television special based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It originally aired on the CBS network on November 20, 1973 and won an Emmy the following year

In this peanuts adventure, Charlie Brown, after having humiliated himself yet again by falling for Lucy’s old football trick, looks forward to another depressing holiday: Thanksgiving. It’s bad enough about the football, but then he sees that Snoopy gets more mail than he does, and he soon discovers from his sister Sally that the stores already have Christmas items for sale.  Peppermint Patty calls up on Thanksgiving Day, and invites herself over for dinner…along with Marcie and Franklin But Charlie Brown’s family is headed to his grandmother’s home for the day, so it’s up to Linus,Snoopy and his bird-brained pal, Woodstock to come up with a plan to  save Charlie’s holiday. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is available now on Amazon Prime Video


Number 3 –DADS


DADS IS THE 2019 DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTED BY BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD –It’s A joyful exploration of modern fatherhood and gathers the testimonies of dads around the world, from FAMOUS FACES LIKE WILL SMITH, JIMMY FALLON AND RON HOWARD to everyday parents –Their unfiltered stories speak to the beauty, struggles, and ridiculous hilarity of being a dad today. I love that Howard includes such a  diverse group of dads from different cultures and family units. This documentary has it all, funny, heartwarming and inspiring.

So this thanksgiving when we sit around the table and say what we are thankful for, let’s give a shoutout to all those dads and watch this film!

Dads is streaming now on apple tv plus



Planes Trains Poster

this classic, 1987 comedy about a man who struggles to get home for thanksgiving is the perfect holiday film

Steve Martin and John Candy are equally hilarious in the John Hughes Directed comedy about the  Easily excitable, control freak neal page who is Trying his best to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife and kids–his flight is rerouted to a city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith who means well but Nral finds him extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.  For some reason, in film ,When opposite personalities are stuck in a stressful situation it makes for good comedy and planes trains and automobiles does not disappoint. You Can stream it right now on HBO Max




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