Thanksgiving break is finally here, which means lots of food, family gatherings and (of course) time to reunite with your Netflix queue.
Sure, you still have finals to take about after the break, but we won’t blame you if you take a couple days off to channel all your energy into binge-watching while constructing the perfect Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich.
Here are some of our top ideas for what to stream this weekend:
FRIENDS (The Thanksgiving episodes)
FRIENDS is a classic American sitcom for so many reasons, and we happen to think some of the best moments of the series happened during their Thanksgiving episodes. Whether it’s impromptu football games or Thanksgiving desserts gone wrong, the classic scenes in these episodes are perfect to get you in the holiday spirit. Although there are 10 Thanksgiving episodes throughout the series, these three are arguably the most memorable:
The One with the Football (Season 3)
The One With all the Thanksgivings (Season 5)
The One with Late Thanksgiving (Season 10)
Netflix Original Series
If you’ve been busy with schoolwork over the last few months, you might not have noticed that Netflix is more than just a place to stream your favorite old-school shows and movies. Their original programming is some of the best you’ll find these days, and Thanksgiving break might be your perfect opportunity to finally see what everyone’s been talking about. You catch up on popular series like Orange is the New Black or House of Cards, or you can devote eight hours to finally understanding those references to Eleven and Eggo waffles by binging Stranger Things.
Gilmore Girls Revival
Arguably the most anticipated Netflix release of the month (and maybe ever), Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will finally reunite us with Lorelei and Rory Gilmore, the coffee-loving, fast-talking mother/daughter duo, and all of their townie neighbors in Stars Hollow. We recommend getting your Black Friday shopping done early (or online) so you can sit in and enjoy the four 1.5 hour long episodes all day on the 25th.
Critically Acclaimed Films You Never Actually Saw
If you have yet to catch up on some of the most Oscar-winning and critically acclaimed movies of the past few years, Netflix has a way for you to do it without even having to get off your couch. Break out some snacks and popcorn and sit back to enjoy some of the most critically acclaimed movies of the past few years, including Cake, Spotlight and The Big Short.
Classic Holiday Movies
When the clock strikes midnight on November 25, the season will officially transition into full holiday mode. If you haven’t already pulled out your holiday décor and starting jamming to “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer,” you can get into the spirit by watching traditional classics like Miracle on 34th Street as well as modern stories like Love Actually, both streaming on Netflix now.
By Priscilla Aceves