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Like the title says, we’re talking about the new Rian Johnson whodunit Knives Out, and the Kacey Musgrave Christmas Show today. An unlikely pairing you may think, but allow me to explain. So the thing is, these both came out over the holiday weekend and we watched both of them. Ta da! That’s why they’re paired.
Funny enough though, Knives Out actually feels like a perfect Thanksgiving movie. It does not take place on Thanksgiving, but it happens in the Fall in Massachusetts, and it follows the hijinks of a family of less than desirable people trying to figure out what happened to their patriarch. It feels Thanksgivingy and that the best way we can describe it. Not only that but it is kind of a fun for the whole family kind of movie. It’s not gory, it’s not full of cursing, there’s no nudity, etc. So next year when everyone is stuffed full of food and falling asleep, throw on Knives Out and extend your family fun time by a couple hours. Also, we absolutely loved it so you should go see it.
On to the Kacey Musgraves Christmas show, which takes a little explaining. This show was released on Amazon and it’s essentially one of those variety shows you might see from the 50s or 60s. It’s a stage show, recorded live, choc full of Christmas songs new and old, with plenty of special guests. If you like Christmas, Kacey, or fun then you should check it out. Again, we totally loved it.
Both of these pieces are great for the long Thanksgiving weekend. Knives Out is a perfect Thanksgiving movie, and the Kacey special really sets up the vibe for Christmas. You really can’t go wrong with either, though seeing Knives Out requires leaving the house, at least right now. So put on your thinking cap and settle in for today’s episode of So…I’m Watching This Show!