Today’s post is going to be short and sweet because I will (hopefully) be following up on it at least once this autumn.
Over the past few months I’ve been working ahead on blog posts as ideas pop into my mind and I have the time to write them.
Right now I’m thinking about Thanksgiving films. I’ve reviewed many stories set during Halloween and various winter holidays, but I haven’t done the same thing for Thanksgiving yet.
This is something I want to change in October for Canadian Thanksgiving or November for American Thanksgiving. Maybe I’ll even be able to review films for both of these holidays!
The rules are simple.
Rule #1: The film should be at least loosely related to any speculative fiction genre: science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal, alternate history, etc. so that it will fit the theme of this blog. I am willing to stretch these terms to include films that might only brush against these genres lightly if you say they’re great stories.
Rule #2: The film should be something I can access legally by either purchasing it online or watching it on a streaming service. This isn’t something I’m ethically comfortable compromising on.
The films I’m currently considering, assuming I can procure copies of them, include the following:
- Addams Family Values (1993)
- Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow (2015)
- ThanksKilling (2009)
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)
- A Thanksgiving Tale (1983)
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
As you may have noticed, the year a film was originally released doesn’t matter. While everything on this list happens to be in English, I also have no problem watching something with subtitles if someone recommends a film that includes that.
I have two questions for my readers as I work on this project.
Which of these films did you enjoy the most?
What other Thanksgiving films can you recommend?
Thank you all in advance for your input!