An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

I recently enjoyed An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving. It was just right for this time of year. I was pleasantly surprised to find a movie about Thanksgiving, the holiday that’s so lovely yet almost forgotten in our commercial-Christmas society. (Have you been to Target recently? Or have you looked through the Sunday newspaper ads? It’s as if Christmas is a week away, not six!)

I rented An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving at Blockbuster, but I see that it will be airing on the Hallmark Channel, if you have cable, Thanksgiving night.

Set in the late 1880s, it is about a widowed mother of three who struggles to keep her family intact and provide for them, after her husband dies. The oldest daughter secretly sends a letter to her estranged and very wealthy grandmother urging her assistance.

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving is very loosely based on a short story by Louisa May Alcott. In other words, it’s not like the original story at all. I haven’t read the story, yet, but I read the book description on Amazon. The book sounds lovely, so I do plan on reading it aloud with my girls in the next week or so. (Only 32 pages!)
The movie is a good stand-alone film. It’s just nothing like the book, which is sometimes good to know.

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4 thoughts on “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

  1. We have a copy of the book from the library. When I saw your post title I wondered whether it was based on the book. The story lines don't sound similar at all. The book is very cute though. It's a picture book with few words, not like LMA's other well-known stories. Enjoy your time reading with the girls. I'll have to see if Netflix has the movie.

  2. I think I saw this last year on Hallmark…but for sure want to see it again!

    I am already getting that feeling when in stores of wanting to get everything, or that panic feeling that Christmas is coming!!!!! NOT the way it's supposed to be!

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