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Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday here in the United States. While many focus on the food or other activities, I am particularly drawn to the gratitude we can express.
Sometimes, though, we might need a little help getting into the spirit.
Here are some Thanksgiving movies that not only entertain, but may also help you find that attitude of gratitude!
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Thanksgiving Movies to Enjoy Now
This is a real mix of shows. Some are perfect for the kids to watch and some are best left for the adults.
However, they can all help you get ready for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Movies for the Whole Family
Some of these, like Charlie Brown, are animated. Many of them are not.
Yet, they can be enjoyed by pretty much anyone in the family.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Deluxe Edition We own the complete holiday collection. Well worth the money to have on hand!
The Waltons: Seasons 1-9 & the Movie Collection (10 Pack) Within this collection, there is a movie centered on Thanksgiving. Honestly, I found that most of the episodes of this show made my eyes turn towards the importance of family.
Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale will give you a historical take to share with the kids.
Hallmark Holiday Collection Movie 4 Pack (Trading Christmas, Lucky Christmas, Case For Christmas, National Tree) (Hallmark) This collection includes the movie National Tree which is set around Thanksgiving. The others are all Christmas focused. But, I must admit a weak spot for Hallmark movies…especially holiday ones!
Thanksgiving Movies for Adults
Some of these might be okay for your older teens, too. As always, that is a parental right…determining what they will watch under your roof!
As always, that is a parental right…determining what they will watch under your roof!
Planes, Trains And Automobiles **note that this one is rated R mostly because of ONE scene where Steve Martin’s character is so frustrated that he uses a particular curse word about 20 times in under 2 minutes. From what I’ve read THAT is why it got the R rating.
Grumpy Old Men I totally love this show (and the sequel) and somehow my older teens have not seen it yet.
Home for the Holidays No family is perfect and this movie focused on that common theme.
Hannah And Her Sisters Sisters can drive each other nuts, but ultimately band together.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop Overall this one isn’t offensive. However, I would recommend screening first before watching with younger kids.
Are any of these films a personal or family favorite for Thanksgiving?
What are some ways you prepare to have an attitude of gratitude during this busy season?