Classics To Keep the Kids Entertained on Thanksgiving


Close your eyes and imagine your house on Thanksgiving.  You can smell the turkey roasting in the oven, you can hear the kids’ voices over the sound of the football commentator and you can feel the warmth of the fire and the cool of the brisk air as the children run in and out of the house.  These sounds, sights and feelings are the epitome of Thanksgiving and every year they bring back memories of Thanksgiving past. 

There will come a time during the day that the kids will unwind and need some quiet time.  NETFLIX to the rescue! Here is my all time favorite list of movie suggestions for Thanksgiving Day. Classics that I watched as a kid:



The Legend of Frosty the Snowman


The mayor of Evergreen dismisses magic as nonsense, but when Frosty the Snowman blows through town, he shows the local children that magic is real.



 This adaptation of the smash Broadway musical follows America’s favorite urchin as she captures Daddy Warbucks’s heart with her unquenchable optimism.

Dumb and Dumber

A pair of deliriously dim-witted pals go on a madcap cross-country road trip to return a briefcase full of cash to its rightful owner.


Mickys Once Upon a Christmas

The world’s favorite mouse rings in the holidays with three charming stories: “The Gift of the Magi,” “Duck Tales” and “A Very Goofy Christmas.”


In this spoof of the Star Wars trilogy, nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet’s air. Space bum Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue, with help from Yogurt and the power of “The Schwartz.”

Grease Netflix

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in this hit musical comedy about a greaser and the good girl he falls for — much to his friends’ chagrin.

My Girl Netflix

This coming-of-age charmer follows a summer in the life of an 11-year-old girl who learns about love and loss as she grapples with profound changes.

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