Will this year’s post-election Thanksgiving be the most brutal and anger-fueled holiday of all time? Perhaps. Perhaps. Almost certain if you’re going back to see your extended family. Why do we do this to ourselves?
Filmmaker Jacob T. Swinney has created a video essay for Fandor Keyframe that stitches together some of the worst possible filmic representations of this terrible decision to bring our families together once per year. At best, it might remind you that some people out there have it way worse than you. At worst, it might look really upsettingly familiar. Either way, it’s a pretty excellent check-list of films you might want to revisit.
Also, there’s Dexter. There’s always Dexter. To be fair, it is the best episode of the entire series.
Anyhow, here’s Jacob’s excellent stitching together for the turkey holiday, kicking-off appropriately enough with Addams Family Values — which is the most that some Americans know about the original Thanksgiving.
Let us know what you think of the video. Anything you think they missed? (cough PIECES OF APRIL STARRING KATIE HOLMES cough)
Best of luck to all of you out there, especially those of you heading home. Our hearts are with you.