Family movies for after your feast

Sam Shirk
Staff Writer

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and one thing some people are thankful for is family. With the digital age being so crazy, it’s sometimes very hard to find some quality time with the family but one of the best ways to spend time together is by settling down and watching a movie. Here’s a list of 5 the whole family might love!

5. Despicable Me

This cute animated tale follows a man named Gru  and his attempt to steal the moon. In his attempts, he recruits the help of 3 orphan girls, he had everything figured out… he just never factored in how much these girls would change his life. This is perfect because at its core, it’s about a lonely man finally finding love in the light of his 3 daughters. Perfect for the family.

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4. Night At The Museum

Maybe not fully family centered but definitely loads of fun to watch! Night At The Museum is an interesting tale about a museum that magically makes history come alive… literally! This is a wacky comedy that will have the whole family laughing from beginning to end.

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3. Cheaper By The Dozen

12 kids, 2 parents? Does it get any crazier than that!? This film is perfect for families, especially if the family is a big one, because it teaches you how important family is. For a holiday where being thankful is the point of it, this is perfect.

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2. Finding Nemo

Disney and Pixar did it again with this animated classic! Finding Nemo is about a clownfish named Marlin who’s in search of his young son, Nemo after he goes missing. It’s a powerful tale about a father’s love for his son as viewers are treated to seeing the lengths a father will go to find the person most precious to him. This film is perfect for the family because it shows the close bound a family can have, no matter the size.

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1. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A classic film in every sense of the word. It’s hard to celebrate Thanksgiving and not watch this one. This special is perfect for Thanksgiving because it’s about Thanksgiving! Charlie Brown is all set to go have Thanksgiving dinner at his Grandmother’s when Peppermint Patty invites herself. A few other friends invite themselves and Charlie Brown finds himself with a dilemma and he can’t figure out what to do until Linus helps him. This film is perfect for the family simply because it’s adorable to watch and it’s one that can always be enjoyed, especially since we only really see it on Thanksgiving.

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