While Thanksgiving is usually a time of big meals and family togetherness, this year’s never-ending pandemic is, understandably, making the old traditions more than a little difficult to achieve. And while missing out on turkey and cranberries (or just taking a nap on your mother-in-law’s couch) is sure to make anyone sad, we’re here to remind you that the holiday isn’t always all that it’s cracked up to be.
From nightmare travel arrangements, to giant chickens, to a whole lot of cannibalism, here are nine terrible family dinners from film to make you feel a little bit better about skipping this year’s festivities.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
One of a very few Thanksgiving-themed motion pictures, Planes, Trains and Automobiles is also a timely reminder that sometimes the trip is more trouble than it’s worth. Yes, it all works out in the end—and who wouldn’t want to make friends with John