With Thanksgiving coming up, you may be wondering what you are going to do with your children. One of the best things to do on a break is to curl up with some popcorn and watch a good movie. Wait. What do you watch for Thanksgiving? Worry not! We have a list of some great movies that will make your Thanksgiving break fantastic. 

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

No holiday list is complete without Charlie Brown. While it may not be available on ABC as in years past, you can still find it on DVD. If you have Apple TV, you can also find it there. It is short, so you might choose to watch it with some other cartoon shorts like Curious George or other animated favorites. 


No, this isn’t a Thanksgiving movie per se, but it is a football movie. American Football has become synonymous with Thanksgiving activities. Radio can remind families how lucky they are to have people who care about them as much as Radio did. Radio is also based on a true story, so you might learn a few lessons about history.

Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow

First, what Jim Henson movie could be a bad thing? Second, this movie combines Thanksgiving with legends and monsters. Kids generally love the monsters in Henson’s mind. This movie is sure to thrill. 

Addams Family Values

Another Thanksgiving spookfest is Addams Family Values. This movie provides a Thanksgiving pageant like no other. Wednesday and Pugsly are not your typical children, and that makes for an entertaining movie. 

Free Birds

This movie follows two turkeys trying to learn about the first Thanksgiving. What kids’ movie would be complete without time travel and hijinks? This movie is sure to please. 

We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story

Have you ever wanted to know how dinosaurs think might sneak through the streets of New York? This far-fetched tale will have you laughing as this group makes its way to the Museum of Natural History. 

It’s a Wonderful Life

Yes, this is considered a Christmas movie, but did you know that it was released in July and only takes place on Christmas Eve. This movie reminds viewers not to take life or family for granted. Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?

Lilo & Stitch

This Disney classic reminds us that Ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind. There is far more to be thankful for here than a single meal. Lilo & Stitch is a feel-good movie that all kids can enjoy. 

National Treasure

While this movie has little to do with Thanksgiving itself, it is full of American trivia. Compete with your children to see who can spot the most American historical facts or find the most flaws. This movie is fun for the whole family. 

Mrs. Doubtfire

A Robin Williams classic film that shows us the importance of family is perfect for Thanksgiving. This movie has laughs and heartwarming moments that are perfect for a family movie night.