5 Movies/TV Episodes to Get You in the Thanksgiving Spirit

It’s crazy that Thanksgiving is only a couple days away already! And although I will admit my Christmas decorations are already up and I’ve watched a few Christmas movies, I’m pressing pause and ready to curl up to watch some Thanksgiving movies to get in the Turkey Day spirit for the next few days (most of these are available to stream on Netflix)!

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
There is no better movie for Thanksgiving than Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. I can’t get enough of it! And after sitting next to a “Dell” (character from the movie) on the plane before myself, I SO relate. Absolutely hysterical.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Because it’s a classic and everyone needs a little Peanuts in their life. Plus, it’s a great one to get the whole family (kids included) around the TV for. You can catch it on ABC tomorrow night at 8 p.m. EST!

Free Birds
This is a good one to watch with the kids. Showing the history of Thanksgiving from the perspective of a turkey and involving time travel back to the first “turkey day,” you’ll get some good laughs as the turkeys try to prevent themselves from becoming a food staple every year.

Friends “The One with All the Thanksgivings”
There are so many great Thanksgiving episodes of Friends but one of my favorite is “The One with All the Thanksgivings,” (from season 5) where our favorite group sits around and tell stories about their worst Thanksgivings.

Love Actually
Although this one isn’t quite Thanksgiving, it kicks off at the end of the Thanksgiving/beginning of Christmas season. It’s also my favorite movie ever. Great way to ease yourself into the next big holiday of the year!

What are your favorite movies to watch during Thanksgiving week?

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  • Love this round-up! I have yet to see Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, though. That Friends episode is one of my all time faves,