Thanksgiving weekend is synonymous with people flying and driving long distances to reunite with family members, so you might want to think about what everyone’s going to do together after you’re all stuffed with stuffing.

Board games, charades or simply catching up are all options, but if you have a large group of people and a whole bunch of different age ranges to consider, it might be a good idea to either have a few movies on hand . . . or just have one on in the background for anybody in that zoned-out, trying-to-digest-a-feast state of existence that’s fairly common on Turkey Day.


Here are 4 family-friendly options:

Cars 3 – As I mentioned here, I am a grown woman and saw this movie in the theater three times, and I would never do that with a bad movie just to appease my kids. There’s something in this one for young and old alike.

The Nightmare Before Christmas – What happens when the creatures of Halloween Town decide to take over Christmas? A holiday classic, that’s what!

Inside Out – Let’s be real: if you’re with extended family for more than a few hours, you’re bound to experience a wide range of emotions. Let Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust help you sort out all those feels.

Sing – This is another one I’ve watched countless times with both my kids and my in-laws, so that’s proof that it can serve as fun entertainment for anyone from age 2 to 72. Bonus: if its awesome soundtrack inspires an impromptu dance party in the living room, then you can totally justify seconds (or thirds!) of pumpkin pie.


From our Redbox family to yours, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving!