Friday, November 12, 2010

What Gets You in the Mood?

For Thanksgiving?!  Get your mind out of the gutter ;)

I'm on the hunt for movies that make you feel the coziness that Autumn is supposed to bring.  Houston doesn't see much of a fall scene, so I have to encourage the season along with lots of pumpkins, leaves, and orange lights, and it doesn't hurt to pop in a movie I love watching this time of year. 

In October, I try to watch The Nightmare before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Casper, and Meet Me in St. Louis. 
December gets LOTS of movies!  Meet Me in St. Louis (AGAIN!), It's a Wonderful Life, Borrowed Hearts, Miracle on 34th Street, The Holiday, Little Women, that cheesy movie where the woman gets pulled into her dryer to an alternate reality.... the list goes on and on!  And yes, I love those silly Lifetime Christmas movies... and the ABC Family ones.

But November usually gets You've Got Mail, and.... and.... and what???  Thanksgiving movies are seriously lacking!!  What do you watch this time of year?  What puts you in the turkey and cranberry mood?


  1. my hubs always watches planes, trains, and automobiles for thanksgiving... i'm not sure whether it's a thanksgiving movie though... besides that... not sure... the crucible? creepy puritans remind me of pilgrims... ooh! and was it adam's family values where wednesday is in that totally weird thanksgiving play???
    good luck!

  2. Pie. Man i love pie so much. I wish i had some right now.

  3. My top is The Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Then I'd add, Pocahontas, Pieces of April, and The New World.

    For Christmas, Love Actually, The Family Stone (I was married in December so my picks for that month are romantic)
    Making Life a Work of Art!

  4. Oooo, I love all your choices! For Halloween, I love all of them that you mentioned (especially The Nightmare before Christmas) plus The Goonies and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

    For Christmas, I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the classic Boris Karloff one!), The Santa Clause, Christmas with the Kranks, It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, A Christmas Story, Claymation Christmas, A Garfield Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Prancer, The Polar Express, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and the stop-motion classics: Rudolph, Year w/o a Santa, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, etc. And I love the Christmas specials ABC, NBC, and CBS have every year!

    For Thanksgiving, I love You've Got Mail, Stepmom, When Harry met Sally, and Miracle on 34th Street. All three of them can technically be Christmasy, too...but that's what happens when Thanksgiving and Christmas are 4 weeks apart!

  5. I think SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sean Patrick Flanery is a perfect movie for Autumn watching. With a warm cup of tea and lot's of chocolates since the film is about magic, love and food - the heavenly combination :)

  6. Looks like I have some movies to look into!!!! Thanks, y'all!