Thanksgiving

A list of movies, shows, cartoons, and specials to watch for Thanksgiving.
For tv shows scroll to the bottom of the list.
The shows listed are shows that I love or grew up watching.
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1.
Garfield's Thanksgiving (1989 Short Film)
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Finds Jon with a love interest-a veterinarian who orders Garfield on a diet-and then comes for Thanksgiving dinner! (24 mins.)
 
2.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Special)
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Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner. (30 mins.)
 
3.
Home for the Holidays (1995)
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After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family. (103 mins.)
Director: Jodie Foster
 
4.
Pieces of April (2003)
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A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner. (80 mins.)
Director: Peter Hedges
 
5.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
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When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. (96 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
 
6.
Pocahontas (1995)
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An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia. (81 mins.)
 
7.
Holiday Inn (1942)
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At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
8.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
9.
Bewitched (1964 TV Series)
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Through the bumbling magic of Aunt Clara the Steven's family and Mrs. Kravetz spend Thanksgiving with the original pilgrims in 1620. (25 mins.)
“ Through the bumbling magic of Aunt Clara the Steven's family and Mrs. Kravetz spend Thanksgiving with the original pilgrims in 1620. ” - RocGrl87
 
10.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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The gang's plans for Thanksgiving go awry after they get locked out of Monica and Rachel's apartment. (22 mins.)
“ Friends' did a Thanksgiving episode for season 1 (this one) and seasons 3 through 10.
All episodes are good, especially if you're a Friends fan, which I am. ” - RocGrl87
 
11.
That '70s Show (1998 TV Series)
Episode: Thanksgiving (1998)
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Laurie brings a friend home for Thanksgiving which could be a problem. When they arrive it turns out that Kate is hot, and Eric has a hard time controlling himself, much to Donna's concern. Meanwhile Bob offers Red a job. (22 mins.)
“ That 70's Show did another Thanksgiving episode during season 7. ” - RocGrl87
 
12.
Roseanne (1988 TV Series)
Episode: We Gather Together (1989)
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Thanksgiving at the Conners brings the usual family strife and hilarity as Roseanne is determined to make her parents stay at a motel and Jackie continues to hide the fact she joined the police. (22 mins.)
“ Roseanne had other Thanksgiving episodes in seasons 4 and 6 through 9. ” - RocGrl87
 
13.
Home Improvement (1991 TV Series)
Episode: A Frozen Moment (1993)
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For the Christmas card photo, Tim wants to build a set and have the family dress up as Santa and the elves. On Tool Time, Tim builds the MAN'S bathroom. (22 mins.)
Director: Andy Morris
“ Home Improvement also had a Thanksgiving episode in seasons 4, 6 and 7.
I always loved Home Improvement, which why these episodes appear on my list. ” - RocGrl87
 
14.
What I Like About You (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Thanksgiving (2002)
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Determined to start their own Thanksgiving tradition, Val and Holly cancel plans with their relatives, claiming that Holly is sick. However, the girls' happy day goes awry when the family arrives at their apartment to surprise them. (30 mins.)
“ What I Like About You did another Thanksgiving episode during season 4. ” - RocGrl87
 
15.
Reba (2001 TV Series)
Episode: Thanksgiving (2004)
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Barbra Jean wants to host the Thanksgiving dinner. Reba says no. They compromise with BJ cooking and having it at Reba's place... (30 mins.)
Director: Amanda Bearse
“ Reba had another Thanksgiving episode in the following season (5). ” - RocGrl87
 
16.
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996 TV Series)
Episode: Turkey or Fish (1996)
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Debra tries to start her own tradition by hosting a Thanksgiving fish dinner for both families, but Marie threatens to ruin everything by coming with turkey. (22 mins.)
“ Everybody Loves Raymond did a Thanksgiving episodes every season except for season 2. I love Everybody Loves Raymond, that's why it appears on my list. ” - RocGrl87
 
17.
The Wonder Years (1988 TV Series)
Episode: The Ties That Bind (1990)
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Money is tight around the Arnold household, and things don't look so good when the kitchen stove finally dies... (22 mins.)
 
18.
Boy Meets World (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Turkey Day (1996)
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After learning about prejudice among the tribes of Africa, Cory & Shawn want to have their families celebrate Thanksgiving together. (23 mins.)
“ There's another Thanksgiving episode in the following season (5). ” - RocGrl87
 
19.
Mad About You (1992 TV Series)
Episode: Riding Backwards (1992)
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Set entirely on a train during a getaway to Connecticut for Thanksgiving dinner with Paul and Jamie's parents... (22 mins.)
“ Seasons 5 and 7 also had a Thanksgiving episode. ” - RocGrl87
 
20.
Gilmore Girls (2000 TV Series)
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Rory and Lorelai work to fit in four thanksgiving dinners but they don't eat much at the family dinner when Lorelai finds out Rory applied at more colleges then just Harvard. Lane has her first kiss and human Kirk and cat Kirk have a little adjusting to do. (44 mins.)
“ Season 6 also had a Thanksgiving episode. ” - RocGrl87
 
21.
Felicity (1998 TV Series)
Episode: Thanksgiving (1998)
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Thanksgiving vacation brings about a separation of the friends - or does it? (60 mins.)
“ Seasons 2 and 4 also had a Thanksgiving episode. ” - RocGrl87