I'm a sucker for holiday movies and specials. I have lots of Halloween and Christmas favorites, but I have had a hard time finding a good Thanksgiving themed family movie. That's why I was so excited to hear about Turkey Hollow, the new Lifetime Original Movie premiering on November 21. It's the perfect choice for our family movie night and promises to get us into the Thanksgiving spirit!
PS - if you missed it, you can now get Turkey Hollow on DVD!
Turkey Hollow has a really intriguing backstory. The movie is based on an original story and characters created by Jim Henson and his longtime writing partner, Jerry Juhl. These are the same people that brought us two of my all time childhood favorites, The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock. I love that Jim Henson's family has brought this project out of the archives and into our homes.
Click here to see a preview of Turkey Hollow and see for yourself (and enter to win a Toys "R" Us gift card)!
Turkey Hollow tells the story of the Emmerson family: recently divorced dad Ron and his two children, Tim and Annie, visiting Ron's eccentric aunt in the quaint town of Turkey Hollow for Thanksgiving. Without technology and the Internet to entertain them, the kids set off to find the "Howling Hoodooo" - a monster that locals dismiss as just a legend. Things take a turn and the family (along with some furry new friends!) must save the day. Starring Mary Steenburgen, Jay Harrington, Ludacris - along with some amazing creatures that any Jim Henson fan will love - Turkey Hollow promises to be an instant family classic.
Turkey Hollow is all about family values, so it's the perfect movie to watch together as a family. We love to have family movie night once a week, and we'll be making Turkey Hollow our pick for the weekend before Thanksgiving.
- Get dressed in your finest Thanksgiving pajamas! We always change into PJs for movie night and I just love our "Gobble Til You Wobble" jammies (pictured above) this year.
- Have a drink in our Turkey Straw Cup - perfect for movie night and Thanksgiving too!
- Make a turkey inspired snack. I love this list of 15 Thanksgiving Snacks from Mom Inspired Life.
- Do a turkey craft! Try our Felt Turkey Puzzle.
- Explore gratitude and the spirit of Thanksgiving with our Thankful printable & book activity.
And, be sure to check out Lifetime's Turkey Hollow "Watch 'N Enter" Sweepstakes for your chance to win a Toys "R" Us gift card! Who couldn't use that this time of year? Just check out the trailer for Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow here and enter to win!
What do you think of the adorable characters in the Turkey Hollow trailer? Check it out and leave a comment below to let me know!