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Top 30 Thanksgiving Movies for Kids

Are you looking for the best Thanksgiving movies for your kids, in order to entertain your children on 2023 Thanksgiving holiday, teach them some knowledge about Thanksgiving, or distract naughty kids to focus on preparing your Thanksgiving dinner? Here's a list of best Thanksgiving movies for children. By the way, you can buy them online, or free get those Thanksgiving movies for your kids using the tool and guide we provide here.

[Updated] Top 30 Thanksgiving Movies for Kids of All Time

1. The Croods: A New Age

  • Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Release date: 25 November 2020 (USA)

The Croods 2 is meant to save thanksgiving for moviegoers. As the sequal to 2013's global hit The Croods, it depicts a story that The Croods are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved.

2. The War with Grandpa

  • Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Release date: 9 October 2020 (USA)

Peter and his Grampa Jack used to be close. But he is upsetted as he has to share his prized bedroom with his grandfather, Peter decides to declare war in an attempt to get his room back.

3. Frozen II

  • Animation, Adventure, Comedy,
  • Release date: 22 November 2019 (USA)

The long-awaited sequel explores the origins of Elsa's power and Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven will travel to a new land. The movie will be released on November 22. It would be a good idea to go to a movie theater to watch it on Thanksgiving with your kids.

Frozen II

4. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

  • Biography, Drama
  • Release date: 22 November 2019 (USA)

This could be a meaningful Thanksgiving film for your kids to watch. It is based on a true story of a real-life friendship and tells about acceptance and understanding.

5. Toy Story 4 (2019)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

It won't go wrong to choose a billion-dollar blockbuster and a Pixar franchise for your kids on Thanksgiving. Toy Story is available on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Vudu, Movies Anywhere, or DVD and Bluray.

6. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

Animation, Comedy, Family

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, much favored by people, is an Emmy award winning special. It is a tradition for many people to watch this movie on Thanksgiving day. This animated Thanksgiving movie for kids tells the story of Thanksgiving with the Peanuts gang.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

7. Mouse on the Mayflower (1968)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

If you want to teach your kids a little about the history of Thanksgiving, Mouse on the Mayflower could be a good choice. This Thanksgiving cartoon movie for kids tells the story of the smallest passenger on the Mayflower – a little mouse who witnesses the history.

8. Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999)

Animation, Comedy, Family

This is a good Thanksgiving movie for children. It teaches young viewers a good moral: gratefulness. Winnie the Pooh and his friends hunt for the best ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner in Hundred Acre Wood. In the end, they learn that they should be thankful for what they have and for each other.

9. Miracle on 34th Street

  • (It has three versions.)
  • Comedy, Drama, Family

Although this film centers on Santa Claus, it begins with Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. There are several versions of this kids Thanksgiving movie, of which the original 1947 version winning 3 Oscars is the best. Watching this movie is a perfect way to get children into the holiday spirit.

Miracle on 34th Street

10. Free Birds (2013)

  • (Originally titled Turkeys)
  • Animation, Adventure, Comedy

This American 3D computer-animated buddy comedy Thanksgiving film tells that two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and use a time machine to travel back to the first Thanksgiving day to get turkey off the Thanksgiving holiday menu.

[Updated] Other Best Thanksgiving Movies for Kids and Family

All Time



Garfield's Thanksgiving
Care Bears Give Thanks
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin's Thanksgiving Celebration
Rugrats Thanksgiving
The Last Walts
Turkey Hollow

The Croods: A New Age
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Christmas on the Square
Christmas with the Darlings
Happiest Season

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
The Boy and the Heron
The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart


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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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