Thanksgiving is a time about family and friends and giving. There have been many movies and tv shows made about Thanksgiving. Which were the most popular? In no particular order, find the some of my favorites listed below.
Hannah and Her Sisters
A fabulous Woody Allen film where all the drama happens at a Thanksgiving celebration in a trendy New York City apartment. Mia Farrow, Woody Allen, Barbara Hershey, Diane Wiest, Michael Caine and more star.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
I miss John Candy. He was such a fabulous comedic actor with heart. The movie is centered around Thanksgiving and two men trying to get home for the holiday but encounter problems and end up forced together. Steve Martin also stars.
Made from a song by Arlo Guthrie, this movies happens on Thanksgiving day and is about how taking the trash out as a favor can go so wrong. Arlo Guthrie, Pat Quinn, James Broderick, Pete Seeger star.
Home for the Holidays
Holly Hunter was great in this movie where she is forced to go home and spend a dramatic holiday with her family. Directed by Jodie Foster; Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning and other A-Lister’s star.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
After Charlie Brown gets rocks for Halloween, you just want his Thanksgiving to be pleasant. Luckily for him, instead of no one showing up for Thanksgiving, the dilemma is everyone shows up for Thanksgiving. A classic.
The Brady Bunch (The Underground Movie)
This was from 1970, and The Brady Bunch series still airs on TV Land. For this particular episode, the oldest brother, Greg, makes a movie about Thanksgiving for school, and the family gets involved.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
The fabulous parade in New York city each year is watched Nationwide on tv by many. Intricate floats, a glimpse of Santa Clause, stellar bands and more adorn the wonderful parade line up. And you don’t have to travel or change out of you pj’s.
Friends (Turkey Heads)
There are two characters that get Turkeys on their heads, Joey and Monica, and they are both hilarious episodes. Most of the Thanksgiving shows for “Friends” on NBC were funny, but putting an actual turkey on the heads of the characters, and the banter and dialog that came with it were excellent.