If you’re looking for a break from holiday parades and football games on Thanksgiving Day, a movie night is a great way to round off a festive family day. Boca Raton, FL, home care experts recommend the following fun and heartwarming films that family members of all ages, including seniors, can enjoy together this Thanksgiving.
1. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)
For many families, watching this timeless classic has become an annual Thanksgiving ritual. The film begins with Charlie Brown’s friends inviting themselves to his house for a Thanksgiving feast. However, the meager meal he serves fails to please some of his friends. The movie takes the audience back to the first Thanksgiving and is a sweet tale about generosity and the holiday spirit.
2. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
Steve Martin and John Candy team up in this tragically hilarious romp about a down-on-his-luck salesman who attempts to help an advertising executive make it home in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Despite the bungling antics of Candy’s character along the way, the two men develop a unique friendship. This memorable comedy is all heart and humor and will have everyone in the family laughing out loud.
3. Addams Family Values (1993)
In this sequel to the first Addams Family movie, the macabre brood tries to save Uncle Fester from marrying a serial killer named Black Widow. However, it is the film’s subplot about Wednesday Addams at summer camp that steals the show. Invited to participate in the camp’s Thanksgiving play, Wednesday rewrites history, changing the fictional and romanticized account of events, and starts a revolt. A great pick for movie night with the family.
4. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Meg Ryan stars as Kathleen, the struggling owner of a family-owned bookstore that is going out of business because of competition from a big corporate bookstore chain. As Thanksgiving approaches, an angry and frustrated Kathleen turns to the Internet and develops a relationship with a kind man who listens to her and gives her advice. She begins falling for the man, unaware that he is Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), her business rival. Everyone will enjoy this classic romantic comedy in which the central characters don’t meet for most of the film.
5. National Lampoon’s Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003)
Judge Reinhold and Bryan Cranston star in this comic tale about a straight-laced city man and his uptight family who get an unexpected and unwelcome visit from his backwoods country relatives. Cultures, traditions, and values clash as city folk meet country folk and create hilarious situations. True to its name, National Lampoon’s Thanksgiving Family Reunion is ideal for your family reunion.
Family movie nights are a great way for seniors to relax and bond with the family, and festive family reunions are crucial for the emotional health of seniors and can boost their sense of wellbeing. At Home Care Assistance, we adopt a holistic approach to home care, and our elder care staff is trained to provide a caring and supportive environment for your loved one. Our highly qualified and compassionate caregivers are trained in comprehensive Alzheimer’s, post-stroke, dementia, and Parkinson’s home care in Boca Raton.
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