I was reading this post over on the I’d Laugh…But All This Happened To Me! blog. It’s a great (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) list of things we could do to reclaim the Thanksgiving Holiday. And I think he’s right. So often it seems Thanksgiving has been relegated to nothing more than a minor holiday stuck between Halloween and Christmas. Or the long weekend to kick off the beginning of the shopping season. Or a great day for a parade.
But whatever happened to pausing to give thanks? Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to remind our students that we should have a thankful heart … not just at Thanksgiving but all the time. Yes, it’s cliche. But it’s still true.
So I started a list of movies or songs that might help us connect with students and remind them to be thankful. Here are a couple of my favorites:
And from our resident movie expert and contributor Mark Pittman, here are some of his favorite student-ministry-approved (translation: lots of laughs and more than a few gags!) movies we should be doubly thankful for this holiday.
So help me out. Use the comments and let’s compile a list of the best thanks-themed movies, media and music for the holiday. Go!