5 Heartwarming Thanksgiving Movies to Watch with the Family

By Marvin, 9:00 am on

As Thanksgiving approaches, football and delicious food are on the minds of numerous Americans to help get them in the holiday spirit. After filling up on turkey, sides and dessert, what better way to relax with the family than with a fun Thanksgiving movie? These holiday favorites are perfect for seniors to watch with their families and Plano, TX, home caregivers.

1. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Who doesn’t love Charlie Brown and his usual antics? After Peppermint Patty invites the crew over to Charlie’s for Thanksgiving dinner, Charlie has to come up with a fantastic meal that will impress his friends. As you would expect, things don’t quite go according to plan, but that doesn’t stop the Peanuts gang from learning an important lesson about the meaning of Thanksgiving.

2. Planes, Trains and Automobiles 

This hilarious family-friendly film depicts a man who faces all manner of mishaps while attempting to make the journey home for Thanksgiving. His only company is a forward salesman with no personal boundaries. This John Hughes family movie will leave you feeling grateful for your own company and teach you the value of giving thanks. 

3. National Lampoon’s Thanksgiving Family Reunion

A man’s holiday tradition goes terribly awry when he receives an invitation from his distant cousin. Can two completely different families learn to coexist in order to enjoy a peaceful Thanksgiving together?

4. Home for the Holidays

Directed by Jodie Foster, this heartwarming film portrays a woman, Claudia, who must spend Thanksgiving with her offbeat relatives after losing her job. Her brother’s friend, however, attracts her attention before the evening ends.

5. Pieces of April

A young woman named April invites her family members, including her fatally ill mother, to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner. Her kitchen misfortunes force her to ask a neighbor for help. What follows is a discovery of love, family, and friendship that seniors and their live-in Plano, TX, caregivers will love to watch.

Learn more about fun activities your loved one can enjoy this Halloween by calling Home Care Assistance of (214) 586-0120. Our Plano, Texas, home care providers enable seniors to lead full and active lives in the comfort of their homes. Schedule a free consultation today to learn how our services can benefit your loved one.