With thew holidays approaching, the perfect holiday playlist on your Netflix cue might be just what the doctor ordered in those last few weeks of your pregnancy and hours of early labor.
November isn't quite "holiday" just yet, but it's not too soon for a heart warming movie to help you cuddle up and relax with your family and wait for your baby to arrive.
Not quite about turkeys, but this fun claymation is a play on chicken pot pies you won't forget. From the makers of Wallace and Grommit, Chicken Run features a prison camp of chickens all trying to survive the chicken farmer's evil entrepreneur wife who is starting up a pot pie factory. Once the chickens realize that they're in some big trouble, they begin a hilarious adventure trying to escape the chicken farm and off to better things with the help of a "show rooster" that finds his way to the dismal farm and fills up the heads of the captive chickens with dreams of the other side. This is also a low-key "girl power" film with a team of strong hens that orchestrate the big escape. This is a cute and funny one for the cue.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
It doesn't get more classic than a Charlie Brown episode on a holiday. This cute classic highlights all the traditions and festivities of Charlie Brown and all his friends. It's a nice soft spoken and comforting movie you've seen every year since you were small, perfect for relaxing after a full belly of Thanksgiving or in the few weeks leading up to Thanksgiving dinner with family. This is a cartoon you can also feel good about your kids watching, with zero "adult humor" or questionable content. Just a warm and comforting feel-good holiday classic.
Planes Trains and Automobiles
If you're looking for some nostalgic feel-good laughs, John Candy and Steve Martin are some of the best. This hilarious adventure of everything that goes wrong when traveling for Thanksgiving makes some of these obstacles all too familiar. Especially if you have family in the midwest, you'll know a suprise snow storm can be your biggest enemy when traveling for the holidays. This is a nice funny one to keep on the cue when you feel like having a good laugh that still gets you in the Thanksgiving mood. This also makes a nice one to curl up on the couch with some leftovers after Thanksgiving as you gear up for everything Christmas and holidays.
Christmas With The Kranks
If you're one of those early bloomers for the holiday season, you might already be gear'd up for Christmas flicks. Christmas With the Kranks is a hilarous slapstick comedy that features two older parents who say goodbye to their Christmas traditions when their daughter leaves for the peace corps, only to throw together a last minute soiree when she decides to come home after all. You'll recognize some of the big names in this movie as you cringe with all the disasters that unfold as the Kranks try to throw together their last minute Christmas Eve party.
There's nothing like a full plate of Thanksgiving dinner and curling up on the couch to some feel good November movies.
Add these classics to your Netflix playlist and give yourself some new holiday traditions to cozy up with your family and friends.