It is the busiest day for traveling across the US as families and friends gather to celebrate Thanksgiving. The day brings about everything from eating traditional favorites, watching football games, and gearing up for the many Black Friday sales that will get people into savings frenzies. It is also the beginning of the holiday season for releasing Holiday themed music CDs and some of the most anticipated movie releases of the year.
Here is a quick list to give you an insider look on all things Thanksgiving:
- For many the holiday just wouldn’t be the same without a viewing of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” – you will be able to rekindle the joys of your childhood or share it with the little ones gathered in your home by tuning into ABC tonight 8/7 and again on Thanksgiving Day 8/7.
- For some great Thanksgiving movies that will be playing on TV, rented, or streamed to your digital device of TV consider: “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”, “Pieces of April”, Disney’s “Pocahontas”, and “Home for the Holidays”
- “Life of Pi” is open in theaters across the US today and the family themed movie “Rise of the Guardians”. “Lincoln” is also playing nationwide and is considered an Academy Award contender. Because many people attend movies over the Thanksgiving weekend it is suggested to buy tickets online to make sure you get in to the movies you want to attend.
- It is estimated that 43.6 million people will travel today so plan for plenty of time to get to where you are going and be alert and safe on the road.
- If camping out and fighting the crowds is not your thing then don’t fret about missing great deals on potential Christmas gifts. Cyber Monday, the Monday following Black Friday is considered the best day to get special deals online.
- What has been called the greatest NFL football rivalry of all time, the Washington Redskins vs. the Dallas Cowboys will be on FOX at 4:15 ET. For a complete football schedule for Thanksgiving football check out the Bleacher Report.
- Of course little else can signal it is Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season is in gear than the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Parade will have behind the scene features on many cable shows with the Parade itself covered live on CBS and NBC. This is the 86th year of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and it will begin at 9AM.
CAISO wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving and want to remind you to remember those less fortunate and alone this holiday and the whole holiday season. Please check on those that may need a kind word, help and assistance, and perhaps a place at your table.