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Thanksgiving Movie Traditions

Do You Have a Thanksgiving TV or Movie Tradition?

In the following post from OnSugar blog Scoop, Melaina Phipps shares her family's Thanksgiving movie tradition. Read her story and then weigh in and let me know if you and yours have your own Thanksgiving viewing traditions!

My family does not watch football. Ever. Not even on Thanksgiving. My brother played hockey and the only football my father is even remotely interested in, being Italian, is soccer. So what did we do on Thanksgiving, you ask? Well, Macy's Thanksgiving day parade was a favorite. In person sometimes, but it was always on TV. And well, we ate — big traditional American Thanksgiving favorites (with some slight nods to Italian gastronomy). But after dinner was coffee, desserts, roasted chestnuts, sitting by the fire, card playing, talking, talking, and more talking. And every year it was this classic 1934 movie, The March of the Wooden Soldiers featuring Laurel & Hardy. This classic tale (also known as Babes in Toyland) has a firm place in my holiday memories. It used to be on TV every Thanksgiving, but I haven't seen it in a few years now. Maybe it's time to revive this tradition — find it on Netflix! Enjoy!

Now that you've read what Melaina's family does, it's your turn! Let me know what you'll be watching this Thanksgiving.

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limelindsey limelindsey 6 years
We almost always watch "The Goonies." For years it was always on on Thanksgiving. Not lately though, so we'll watch our DVD copy. Can't wait!
Rory1225 Rory1225 6 years
We watch the parade and then the dog show that is on afterwards. Our doggies watch it too!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
Like lekatvt, I also watch Home for the Holidays. I love that movie; but, I also watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving with my kids. We love it.
bsglrok132 bsglrok132 6 years
We used to always watch some old black & white movie, like Miracle on 34th Street or Holiday Inn. Now that I rarely see my parents for the holidays, we watch newer Christmas movies like The Family Stone.
lekatvt lekatvt 6 years
We like to watch Home for the Holidays. It's just true chaos and disfunction, makes any family look saine.
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