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Win a DVD Prize Pack from FREE BIRDS

No, it has nothing to do with the Lynyrd Skynyrd song. The new animated film Free Birds is in theaters now, just in time for Thanksgiving. It tells the story of two turkeys – a smart but scrawny one named Reggie (played by Owen Wilson) and a typically dumb but beefy and persuasive one named Jake (played by Woody Harrelson) who go back in time using a secret government egg-shaped time machine to try to prevent their species from being the feast at the first Thanksgiving, thus changing the main course forever. It’s a very noble goal.

Free Birds was co-written and co-produced by friend of Nerdist and FEaB co-host Scott Mosier, and because it’s a big love-in, we’re offering a really sweet Free Birds-themed DVD prize package that you can win essentially just by reading this.


A winner will receive a 3-month subscription to Netflix, the online media-viewing magnate. That’s 3 whole months for free! Do you know how many movies and/or TV shows you can watch with that? The answer is “a whole lot of.” But that’s not all the cool stuff, no siree. You also get four DVDs: The Fantastic Mr. Fox (which has a similar theme and features Owen Wilson), The Hunger Games (again, survival, and co-stars Woody Harrelson), the first season of Parks and Recreation (which stars Free Birds co-star Amy Poehler), and Horton Hears a Who (directed by Free Birds director Jimmy Hayward). Now THAT’s entertainment, to coin a phrase no one else has ever said.

All you need to do to enter is have a valid email address and tell us in the comments below what your favorite Thanksgiving Day food is BESIDES turkey. We’re trying to get people away from turkey. Tofurkey is fine. That’s it! Just a comment and a dream (dream optional). But you’ve only got until Thursday, November 14th, 2013 to enter or you’ll be as out of luck as most of the fine feathered fowls are this time of year.

This Thanksgiving, give the birds a rest and instead feast your eyes on some cinematic deliciousness. Like Free Birds, in theaters now.


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  1. Peter says:

    Stuffing with gravy, yum yum!

  2. Austin Harrison says:

    Homemade pumpkin pie made from pumpkins grown in my parents garden with whipped cream on top. It doesn’t get any better than that.

  3. Helen L. says:

    My favorite is sweet potato casserole.

  4. Ryan Perry says:

    Liqour! It’s the other, other, other white meat!

    What? I can be drunk and thankful at the same time, right?

  5. Rose D. says:

    I really like ham, or sauerbraten with pierogis (potato or sauerkraut, of course) on thanksgiving!

  6. Ronald Oliver says:

    Green bean casserole with FRENCH’S® French Fried Onion topping! Yum! 🙂


  8. Jason says:

    It is a tie between my moms smoked sausage stuffing and my grandmas pumpkin pie

  9. Tim says:

    Homemade cranberry salad as a cranberry sauce alternative, this stuff is delicious at our house!

  10. DEC12345 says:

    “We’re trying to get people away from turkey.”

    Why? Turkey is awesome, a healthier choice than many other meats, and is my meat of choice for most lunches. This personification of turkeys with the stated desire to “get people away from turkey” really rubs me the wrong way.

  11. For me, it is a clear choice: pie, pie and more pie!

  12. Kate says:

    Pumpkin cheesecake!

  13. Cody says:

    Pumpkin Pie!

  14. Derek says:

    Green Bean Casserole!

  15. Antonette says:

    Cranberry sauce, canned or homemade.

  16. Keith Fulkerson says:

    Stuffing with raisins in it. The raisins get plump and soft and oh-so good. Also pumpkin pie slathered in way too much cool whip.

  17. Eduardo Carrillo says:

    Stuffing. Everyone sees Thanksgiving as turkey day. I see it as stuffing day. Glorious stuffing.

  18. Daniella says:

    I love stuffing!

  19. Matt says:

    My Aunts famous broccoli and cheese casorole

  20. Erik Reynolds says:

    Homemade Cranberry sauce please 🙂

  21. miso soup says:

    I’m going to say stuffing and a dream that one day I can enjoy delicious stuffing without it crammed up a Turkey’s bum.

  22. Joslyn says:

    Pumpkin Pie and mashed potatoes with gravy!

  23. Simon Lopez says:

    Sweet Potato Casserole

  24. Corey says:

    Sweet potato with either marshmallows or coconut and brown sugar.

  25. NeuroMan42 says:

    Mash tators and gravy.

  26. Travis says:


  27. Diane says:

    Thanksgiving is all about the stuffing!

  28. Rick Louallen says:


  29. Darrell W says:

    Deviled eggs

  30. Patricia C says:

    I love turnips & carrots w/ butter and brown sugar

  31. Craig says:

    Stuffing smothered in gravy!

  32. Ribzy12 says:

    mashed potatoes

  33. Maggie says:

    Green bean casserole

  34. Scott says:

    Pumpkin pie. For real though.

  35. Aaron says:

    Cranberries (the kind that come in the can)

  36. Mandy Deem says:

    Green bean casserole

  37. Brian says:

    Cornbread Dressing!

  38. Darl Sabraw says:

    The stuffing definitely.

  39. laureen says:


  40. Sarah says:

    Gotta be gravy. Everything else is just a transport device to get the gravy into my mouth.

  41. Daniel Gonzalez says:

    Ain’t nothing wrong with cornbread!

  42. Manuel Cavazos says:

    I like to have tasty Böreks.

  43. Lacie Dorris says:


  44. Hareesh says:

    Corn on the cob

  45. Glenn Blanza says:


  46. Felicia Tejada says:

    Pumpkin Pie Cake

  47. Josh Cowgill says:

    Gravy. Just the gravy. I like drinking it. Don’t judge me.

  48. Beth D. says:


  49. Melissa Anderson says: