There is a time-honored tradition in the Llanas household, and that is the Thanksgiving viewing of the greatest Thanksgiving movie of all time. That, of course, is the 1987 John Hughes film Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
I love my family, my kids and my wife, but as I have talked about on the show a lot of time I’m not extra close to my actual family. Don’t talk with my mom much, my dad lives out of state, so the holidays are less about the family that I was born into than the family I have made and chosen and in a lot of ways that is what this movie is about. The family that I have are people that I have chosen to surround myself with.
That is what this movie is about. The people that come into your life are the people that should be in your life. Every new friend is a chance to have new family. So take today and be thankful for the people in your life, you never know how long you have with them. Take today to do something good for someone in need, you never know when you will meet new family members. When it is all said sit down, have a good laugh, have some feels, and enjoy Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!