Thanksgiving has always been about food.

We suffer through the awkward small talk and often anti-climactic football games for the sake of the meal that awaits us at the end of the day, and even then that "meal" is representative of ethnic cleansing and genocide. But there are a few other pros that lay outside of gorging yourself on mashed potatoes. The holiday always falls on a Thursday, which means you always have a four day weekend. Black Friday is also the following day, so despite whatever infuriating experiences you may have on Thanksgiving with your family, you can at least rest easy knowing you can go out and buy enough stuff to numb the pain.

These reasons alone are enough to warrant celebration. So while you clench your jaw through what is almost guaranteed to be a painfully long afternoon, why not curate some music to help elevate your mood and remind yourself that a four day weekend of relaxation awaits?

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Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer: Eleven Fights Back

Instead of locking the monster out, it seems that Eleven trapped it in Hawkins.

In the latest trailer for the third season of Stranger Things, things seem to be more chaotic than ever in Hawkins.

Stranger Things 3 | Final Trailer | Netflix www.youtube.com

The series seems to be continuing to do what it does best—taking nostalgic, neon-lit images of 1980s suburbia and throwing them under the threat of destruction from a mysterious, otherworldly force. The trailer, however, is almost excessively dramatic. A string-heavy score plays while warehouses and fairgrounds meet impending doom and our favorite gang of bicycle-riding misfits continue to fight the dark forces at work. Other highlights: Max's older brother seemingly gets possessed, Eleven is her typically badass self, Winona Ryder brandishes a knife, and swarms of helicopters hint at a potentially violent and certainly action-packed end.

Stranger Things returns July 4th.

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The Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer Takes Things In a New Direction

Stranger Things Season 3 might finally do something new.

After an admittedly lackluster second season, the trailer for Stranger Things Season 3 dropped today. It looks good – so good your disappointment with Season 2 will disappear.

Stranger Things: Season 3 | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix www.youtube.com

Season 2 of Stranger Things wasn't bad. The problem was that after its adventurous first season, it just repeated the same formula, playing everything way too safe, casting Will as the damsel once again.

Luckily, if the Season 3 trailer is any indication, things are going to be a lot different now in Hawkins. For one, it's summer. And as every 80s teen movie ever has taught us, summer is the best time for life-changing experiences – romance, friendship, transitioning into adulthood. Setting the trailer to The Who's "Baba O'Riley" is an especially fitting choice.

As Mike, Eleven, and the rest of the gang come into their own, a new monster joins the fray too. Unlike the previous Demogorgon and Mind Flayer, this one seems more grotesque, less D&D and more The Thing. There are more psychic powers on display, too, which seems to suggest the third season might try to expand that part of the mythos.

Best of all, everyone's favorite babysitter Steve is back, working at the mall and bonding with Dustin because he's the world's greatest dad and easily the best part of the entire show.

Check out the trailer above, and be sure to catch Stranger Things Season 3 this July 4th on Netflix.


Dan Kahan is a writer & screenwriter from Brooklyn, usually rocking a man bun. Find more at dankahanwriter.com


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