For many of us, Thanksgiving is a time to sit down with family and friends, share a delicious meal, and reflect on the blessings in our lives. Thanksgiving serves as a bridge between Halloween and Christmas, with the holiday season kicking off after Turkey Day.
Since many of us will be gathering with others for the holidays, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to watch a movie. Max has a mix of holiday classics and family-friendly staples to stream over the long weekend. Below, check out the three best Max movies to watch for Thanksgiving, including a magical snowman comedy, a chocolate lover’s dream, and a legendary Christmas adventure.
Jack Frost (1998)
You’ve never seen Jack Frost like this before. Before he became a snowman, Jack Frost (batman’s Michael Keaton) was the composer and band leader of The Jack Frost Band. Jack is on the verge of achieving stardom, but his sacrifices have led to a decline in his relationships with his wife Gabby (Kelly Preston) and 11-year-old son Charlie (Joseph Cross).
For Christmas, Jack finally puts his family first and gives up a gig to be with his wife and son, but on the way home he crashes his car in a blizzard and dies. Is. One year later, Jack is resurrected as a snowman after Charlie plays a magical harmonica. It’s not how he planned it, but Jack gets a second chance to be the father his son deserves. That is, if cold weather keeps it from melting.
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Nothing to do with Thanksgiving. However, many of us will be craving sweets on Thanksgiving night, and there’s no better place to indulge your sweet cravings than Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) is a poor boy who dreams of finding one of five golden tickets inside a chocolate bar wrapper. A golden ticket wins a lifetime supply of chocolate and entry into Willy Wonka’s factory.
As fate would have it, Charlie gets the last ticket and heads to the factory with Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson). Inside, Charlie meets Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) and explores his magical factory. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory This is a delightful family film that will bring out the dreamer in all of us. And fans of this film should be sure to check out Timothée Chalamet as the iconic candymaker wonka This December.
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elf Remains one of the best Christmas movies of all time. There’s no better time than now to check it out elf Celebrating its 20th anniversary. Will Ferrell plays Buddy the Elf, a human raised by Santa’s elves in the North Pole. Now an adult, Buddy realizes that he does not fit in with the other dwarves due to his large stature and shortcomings in making toys.
Searching for answers, Buddy heads to New York City to find his biological father, Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a selfish businessman who finds himself on the Naughty List. Upon reuniting with his father, Buddy uses unorthodox methods – making spaghetti with syrup and cutting down a tree in Central Park – to bring some holiday cheer to Walter and his family.
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