Top 5 Favorite: Thanksgiving Movies

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In honor of all things holiday, our Holiday Movie Sleepover nights are BACK! This year's Thanksgiving and Christmas weekends will be host to a slew of Movie Madness classic holiday DVDs. Get a room, a DVD player, and your favorite cozy concessions ready to snuggle the night away with your favorite festive films! Check out this list of some of our Thanksgiving faves. But FIRST, make sure you...



We've gotta start with the Steve Martin and John Candy Thanksgiving classic, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles! "An uptight businessman teams up with an irritating know-it-all blabbermouth to find any means possible to make it home for Thanksgiving when a major snowstorm strands them in the Mid-West." That sounds like a recipe for a great time to us! We recommend stocking up on copious amounts of concessions candy to enjoy in your hotel room for this one because... well, John Candy... get it??

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Speaking of classics, we have to include the sweet-as-sugared-yams A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, where Charlie himself is forced to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner for pals like Peppermint Patty, Snoopy, Linus, and all your favorite friends from the Peanuts gang. This shorty comes in at a whopping 25 minutes, so start the night off right or fit it in before popping down for a night cap at Hey Love before bed.

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In a slight departure from the usual holiday-inspired fare, Addams Family Values, the sequel to the incredible Addams Family film, features one of the most hardcore myth-busting Thanksgiving moments of all time, pictured above. IYKYK... Turkey Day looks good in black. Sit back, relax, and crack open a can of red wine to keep it spooky while you're celebrating in bed.

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In the vein of other Jim Henson masterpieces like Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, and so many other beloved films, we're adding the Gen Z-era Turkey Hollow, where a brother and sister visit their aunt waaaay out in the woods of New state (probably... I mean it's definitely New England, right?). Once they grow bored without the internet, which is basically immediately, they head out into the woods to search for the local legend of the howling hoodoo. There are plenty of Jim Henson "monsters" to whet your appetite for the big meal. Grab some popcorn from the front desk and dive in!

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This 2020 film features some of our favorite leading ladies (Kat Denning and Aisha Tyler, anyone??) in an absolutely ridiculous romp about a small, intimate dinner that goes full festive feast. The words "chaotic," "dysfunctional," and "comical" don't even begin to describe these holiday shenanigans. This is a great pick for anyone looking to hang with friends in a double room over Thanksgiving weekend -- and yes, there's plenty of beer in the mini fridge. Help yourself!

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Make your Thanksgiving weekend one to remember! Join us for our third annual Holiday Movie Sleepover, featuring personal DVD players for your room, plus tons of festive films from our partners at Movie Madness!

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