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Thanksgiving Themed Movies and Books for November


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Welcome back to the Link 480 Blog! Thanksgiving is coming up this month, with traditions of turkey, family, and football. For many people, the month also includes watching Thanksgiving-themed movies or perhaps reading over the long break. Today we have some movie and book recommendations with Thanksgiving themes to enjoy when you’re hanging out in your apartment here in Beverly, MA.  


Movie Recommendations



“Ed O'Neill (of ABC's Modern Family and Married with Children) stars in this 1991 comedy about a meat-and-potatoes construction worker's attempt to stay firmly ensconced in his girlfriend's good graces — by retrieving her preppy son from boarding school in time for Thanksgiving.”


A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

“When Peppermint Patty (‘C'mon, you can do it, Chuck!’) and her friends finagle Charlie Brown into serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, it's up to Woodstock and Snoopy to make the day a success. Thanks to daring dishes like buttered toast and popcorn, and a memorable struggle with an uncooperative folding chair, Snoopy lends his own brand of wordless charm to the day's events. As the gang gathers around a ping-pong table for their unique meal, the true meaning of Thanksgiving shines through.”


Reading Recommendations


Thanksgiving: The True Story by Penny Colman

“In her signature narrative nonfiction style, Penny Colman paints a fascinating picture of this cherished American holiday. She examines numerous Thanksgiving claims which were antecedents to the national holiday we celebrate today, raises the turkey question—does everyone eat turkey on Thanksgiving?—and shows Sarah Josepha Hale's instrumental role in establishing the holiday. Get ready to delve into the rich past of Thanksgiving in an enlightening history that uncovers the true story.”


1607: A New Look at Jamestown by Karen E. Lange, Ira Block (Photographer)

“Karen Lange's gripping narrative incorporates analysis of the latest discoveries from the Jamestown site. The text has been researched with the help of National Geographic grantee Dr. William Kelso. The pages come alive with Ira Block's stunning photography, detailing newly discovered artifacts, and highlighting authentic Jamestown reenactments. Compelling new theories, a National Geographic period map, and stunning reenactment photography take us back to Jamestown in 1607, where the course of our country's history changed forever.”


What books and movies are your favorite for fall or Thanksgiving? Share with us in the comments so we can all be educated and inspired. Thanks for reading the Link 480 Blog today!