Now that Thanksgiving has arrived, Americans are celebrating the occasion with an annual viewing of the 1987 comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles
. Written and directed by John Hughes
, the iconic movie stars Steve Martin
and John Candy
as a pair of unlikely traveling partners forced to hit the road together during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Due to its setting, it has become a staple for many American families with many watching the movie at least once a year to celebrate the festive holiday.
"Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it! Time for the family and I to watch our annual showing of the best Thanksgiving movie ever! Planes, Trains and Automobiles
," a fan on Twitter
writes, including a Gif of Candy in the movie.
"Don't be lazy. You gotta get Planes, Trains and Automobiles
in at least twice today," one tweet says in response to someone's TV lineup including the movie.