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by Heidi Pettitt on 2022-11-21T08:00:00-06:00 | Comments

Often overshadowed by the larger holiday that it shares a date with, Hanksgiving has been celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each November since 2009. Similar to Thanksgiving, Hanksgiving encourages us all to gather with friends and family for a large feast, but instead of the typical turkey and fixings the meal is inspired by a Tom Hanks movie, and instead of retiring to the living room to watch football, a Tom Hanks movie marathon is shown. Other Hanksgiving traditions include:

Menu planning for Hanksgiving can be lots of fun and puns are highly encouraged. Some fan-favorite dishes are 

  • Sleepless in Se-apple Pie, 
  • The Polar Espresso, 
  • Turner’s Hooch, 
  • A Legume of Their Own, 
  • Joe Versus the Jalapeño, and
  • Catch Me If You Yam.

You can find more inspiration and recipes on Vulture and IMDB.

However, the most important aspect of the holiday is the movie marathon and you can check out the many movies we have in the Wilkie DVD Collection currently on display on the Library's fourth floor. Our favorites are:

A League of Their Own (Heidi)

Poster for A League of their own with Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, and Madonna

Saving Private Ryan (Kris)

Cover of Saving Private Ryan

Forrest Gump (Garrett)

Cover of the movie Forrest Gump with Tom Hanks

Philadelphia (Liz)

The cover of the movie Philadelphia with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington

A Beautiful Day in the Nieghborhood (Mary)


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