For so many people this week is all about going home. Weather forecasts are being checked regularly by both those waiting to welcome loved ones and those traveling to the places they most want to be during this important family holiday. Ultimately our thoughts are tied up with family, community, food and good cheer. The experience is unique for each of us but what we do share is the desire to be in a place that is truly home.
Is it any wonder then that we place such importance on creating a home environment that is welcoming and comforting? The personal, caring touch that makes Thanksgiving so special for those we love reflects the very values embraced by Craftsman Village. The “Craftsman Style” is in fact a 19th century movement that celebrated the value of human labor and creativity in contrast to the industrial, mass-production focus of that century. Our carefully planned neighborhood reflects a focus on people and details that bring us closer together – from welcoming front porches to cozy floor plans that make it easy for us to gather and entertain.
To help you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday with the people you care about, we have put together some information you might find handy this week.
Turkey and football are an inseparable pair in many homes across the nation at this time of year. For some, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without a local pick-up game between family members or neighbors. Yet for others a more “passive” approach to enjoying football is preferred–one that involves the family flat screen TV set among tables of tasty snacking food. Regardless of how football is enjoyed in many homes, it’s bound to take the limelight at some point this holiday.
To help the football lovers in your home this Thanksgiving, here’s a useful line-up of games scheduled for Turkey Day:
- Green Bay Packers at the Detroit Lions (12:30 p.m. ET on FOX)
- L.A. Raiders at the Dallas Cowboys (4:30 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Pittsburgh Steelers at the Baltimore Ravens (8:30 p.m. ET on NBC)
Movies, Movies, Movies
Of course, Hollywood releases all kinds of movies this time of year. With a long weekend ahead of us, it becomes a great time to watch a movie or two with family and friends.
The film Nebraska opened last week with much critical acclaim. It’s a road trip story featuring a son (Will Forte) and his grumpy old father (Bruce Dern) as they travel to claim a sweepstake prize Dad believes he has won. If you saw the movie the The Descendants and liked it then this might be your movie as it features the same film director.
Everything seems to be about The Hunger Games this season. Catching Fire is the newest film in the franchise. The film grossed a whopping $135 million in its opening weekend (November 22) and features the popular actress Jennifer Lawrence. The movie series is based on a 2008 best-selling novel about a vicious post-apocalyptic world and while being wildly popular, is somewhat too violent and dark in its theme for some folks.
If you’re more inclined to want something with a little more holiday flavor, then Frozen might be the film for you. This is a Disney film that is loosely based on the Hans Christian Anderson story, The Snow Queen
Enjoy your Thanksgiving and if you still need some recipe ideas, make sure to visit our holiday reading list post where we offer some of the best recipe resources for the holidays.