With Thanksgiving being only a few days away, the holiday spirit is in full swing. Dinners are being prepared, family gatherings are being planned and suitcases are being packed for visits to out-of-state relatives. Now if you get along with your relatives the trip can be a lot of fun, but if not then it makes for a really long Thanksgiving weekend!
Thanksgiving is a great time to spend some quality time with your family. The kids are off for a few days from school and the college kids are home on break. A tradition in our house is “movie night” always on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. It seems like Thanksgiving always gets a bad rap as far as movies depicting the holiday. With Halloween you have an abundance of scary flicks to watch and at Christmas time there’s always the feel good movies, but Thanksgiving seems to have fallen between the cracks when it comes to movies. Fortunately there are a couple great movies that we watch every year on our “movie night”:
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
- Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Both of these are great movies to watch as a family! On Thanksgiving morning we always watch the Macy’s Day Parade and of course it’s a given that between the turkey dinner and pumpkin pie the only thing on our television is football!
Thanksgiving is also a great time to surprise your children, nieces and nephews with a great costume that they can wear on Thanksgiving Day. My daughters love being turned into little Indian Princesses and the boys become wild American Indians running around the house in their Indian costume with their feathered headdress on and the fringe from their costumes flying! They love it and have a great time pretending! There’s also the little Colonial Boy costume and the pilgrm girl costume that my daughter loves to put on when she’s setting the table and bringing out the food for everyone. It’s quite a show and all the adults enjoy seeing them having so much fun.
There are some really cool Thanksgiving costumes for adults too if you really want to dress the part this Thanksgiving!