Thanksgiving Movies for Kids

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to remember why we have so much to be thankful for. This year get the family together and watch a few classics to remind us what this holiday is really about. Below we have the top Thanksgiving movies for the whole family to enjoy!




Pocahontas: This 90’s film is definitely on the list of Disney classics. We all know the story of Pocahontas and John Smith as a loving and good-hearted movie. As a great Thanksgiving movie, share this one with the kids and learn what compassion is really about!

The Blind Side: Life changes for the best for a young African American boy and a wealthy family living in Tennessee. This extraordinary movie tells the story of family, acceptance, and the importance of following your dreams. It’s definitely on the list of Thanksgiving movies for kids and the whole family.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: Charlie Brown is in many of our childhood memories. This Thanksgiving watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and share the laughter, humorous bickering, and a delicious Thanksgiving meal with Charlie Brown and the kids!

Mouse on the Mayflower: This film follows the smallest pilgrim on the Mayflower, a mouse! When the Mayflower falls into trouble due to a storm, Willum, the mouse must help save the day and the future of Thanksgiving!

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Steve Martin and John Candy are a hit in “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!” As Martin’s character tries to get home in time for Thanksgiving dinner he runs into Del Griffith, John Candy’s character, who is an obnoxious and funny man who offers Martin a ride. Their journey home is nothing far from entertaining.





A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving: In a collection of memorable adventures, Winnie the Pooh and his friends try to find the right ingredients to help Rabbit make the best Thanksgiving dinner!

Dutch: Dutch is a classic 90’s film where Ed O’Neil plays Dutch, a guy who is trying to get to know his girlfriend’s son. He decides to pick to boy up from school in Atlanta and drive the two of them to Chicago for Thanksgiving dinner. Of course the boy is handful and their cross-country journey takes them through plenty of humorous and unplanned adventures. It’s a cute and heartwarming film that will teach your child about appreciation and caring.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration: Alvin and his gang sure know how to have a good time and ruffle a few feathers. In “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration,” Alvin invites the family over for Thanksgiving dinner to show off in a play he is trying out for. As things take a turn for the unexpected, Alvin gets himself in something we all know he will: trouble!

Curly Sue: An orphan and a drifter make the perfect pair to scam money out of random strangers. Both Bill Dancer (James Belushi) and Curly Sue (Alisan Porter) take on their biggest conquest yet, which is to scam a wealthy lawyer (Kelly Lynch). While Bill and Curley Sue think they are about to win the jackpot they come to realize money isn’t everything.

Miracle on 34th Street: While this might be a Christmas favorite, “Miracle of 34th Street” opens up with the Thanksgiving Day Parade where Kris Kringle takes over the position of the tipsy Santa Claus. A perfect kids movie, learn what the holidays should really be about: family.