Sometimes holiday family gatherings can be awkward, if not disastrous.
One cinematic example of an unhappy Thanksgiving is in “Giant” (1956) starring Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean and Rock Hudson.
The film follows Bick (Hudson) and Leslie (Taylor) and their life as cattle ranchers in Texas. Leslie, originally from Maryland, marries Bick after knowing him for a short time, and their marriage is tumultuous.
At one part of the film, Leslie travels back to Maryland with her children to evaluate her marriage, participate in her sister’s wedding and spend Thanksgiving with her family.
During the visit, Leslie’s three children become attached to the turkey named Pedro…
Here is to hoping your Thanksgiving is less dramatic.
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Oh poor Pedro! Next year they should try the tofu turkey – thanks!