Movies Welcoming the Core of Thanksgiving

Movies Welcoming the Core of Thanksgiving

Is there anything that makes you feel more warm and fuzzy than snuggling up with loved ones and watching movies during the Holiday Season? I can’t think of anything, honestly.


Thankfully, the holidays have been mostly good memories for me, leading me to look forward to them every year without fail. It goes without saying that Christmas tends to dominate the holiday movie market, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few good Thanksgiving movies out there!


A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Photo Credit: Mica Mackenzie


I’m not sure how much more traditional American Thanksgiving we can get than this. Charlie Brown movies are iconic and my family loves to watch them every single year during the holidays.


A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving follows Charlie Brown’s attempt to throw the perfect Thanksgiving dinner for a quickly growing list of attendees. This movie will have you laughing at all the best parts from Lucy tricking Charlie Brown at the beginning to the unconventional Thanksgiving feast Charlie throws for his friends to Snoopy and Woodstock cooking up their own shenanigans in the doghouse at the end.


Any of the Charlie Brown specials are a must watch because they’ll leave you laughing, smiling, and nostalgic for a time that is special to so many Americans. Plus they’re 100% family-friendly! Can’t beat that!


Free Birds

Photo Credit: Mica Mackenzie


This is a great movie to pull out for all the kiddos you might have in the house during Thanksgiving! It’s animated, it’s festive, and it’s definitely exciting! Did I mention it’s funny? Of course it’s going to be funny  with Woody Harrelson as one of the voice-over characters!


Free Birds tells the story of a Turkey who is pardoned from Thanksgiving by the President and ends up traveling back in time. He goes back with a very politically-inclined turkey to change the menu of the first Thanksgiving.  Things don’t go exactly how the turkeys planned and they find themselves being hunted by the Pilgrims!


Sounds pretty entertaining, doesn’t it?


The Football Game

As far as classic things to watch on Thanksgiving go, watching American football has to be right up there with the Charlie Brown special! Although a football game is not technically a movie, it’s still something you can  snuggle up and watch with the whole family.


Here’s the line-up for this year:

  • Bears vs. Lions @ 11:30 a.m. CST
  • Redskins vs. Cowboys @ 3:30 p.m. CST
  • Falcons vs. Saints @ 7:20 p.m. CST


Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

I don’t know about you, but I remember watching this  with my grandparents! Again, although not a movie, it’s still a classic form of visual entertainment, so I figured that’s close enough!


The parade airs from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. CST on NBC. (Yes, you’re actually going to have to use your cable to watch this; your Netflix subscription can’t help you now! Lol)


The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an iconic part of the American Thanksgiving Holiday and it’s something that I think every person, child and adult alike, should be exposed to at some point in their life!


I wish you  a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!!


Speak soon!




Check back tomorrow to see some of Quiet Nonsense’s favorite Thanksgiving Recipes!


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