It’s hard to believe, but that dreaded holiday season is lurking just around the corner. In less than two weeks Thanksgiving is going to happen and then it’s time to prepare for December and the Christmas madness that comes with it. Well, let’s just focus on Thanksgiving for now. I like that holiday a lot better because there’s not much stress (especially since my sister Terry is preparing the meal!) and it’s a holiday where you just eat and drink and hang out. I have one Thanksgiving tradition I faithfully follow every year: After the dinner is over and I come home, I make sure that my refrigerator is well-stocked with liquid refreshments and then I watch the best Thanksgiving movie ever made: Planes Trains & Automobiles. If you’ve never seen it, do yourself and watch it this year and if you have, I’m sure you’re like me and you watch it every year around this time. Below are six links that have articles about the movie and of course below that are the upcoming MBIP Coming Attractions!
Why 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' Is the Ultimate Thanksgiving Movie - An article in Rolling Stone that details why Planes, Trains & Automobiles is the best Thanksgiving movie ever!
23 Reasons "Planes, Trains And Automobiles" Is The Best Thanksgiving Movie Ever - And if that Rolling Stone article didn’t convince you, here’s 23 more reasons to back up that claim!
Roger Ebert’s Four Star Review of "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" - Roger Ebert nails it as he always does!
14 Moving Facts About Planes, Trains and Automobiles - I wish they would’ve kept the strip club scene in the movie!
See The Cast Of ‘Planes, Trains And Automobiles' Then And Now - John Candy: Currently dead.
What makes “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” a great Thanksgiving film? - A final synopsis on what makes this such a great holiday film.
Last night I met my friends, Keli, Chad and Lisa at The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern and we had a fantastic sampling dinner that the owner, Kavan made up especially for us! It was unbelievable and a fun night! Tuesday we continue our seven month steak tour and we hit the first Peoria Steakhouse of the tour! Special guests include Clay and Lindsey from Good Day Central Illinois as they prepare to move on to their next chapter in life! Wednesday we're going to spotlighting Lit. on Fire's new Main Street store and I'll also share the MBIP Shop Local List for the upcoming holiday season. Thursday will be another People of Peoria episode and Friday will be a Thirsty-Third Friday adventure at Tannins & Hops where we'll sample the Wombacher Sour on the menu! Okay, that's a full week and I need to start preparing for it now, so have a wonderful and funderful Sunday and we'll see you all tomorrow!