10 Best Thanksgiving Movies


'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'

Charlie Brown balloon, Macy's Day Parade
The Charlie Brown balloon leads the Macy's Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 24, 2016 in New York City. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images

When Peppermint Patty ("C'mon, you can do it, Chuck!") and her friends finagle Charlie Brown into serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, it's up to Woodstock and Snoopy to make the day a success. Thanks to daring dishes like buttered toast and popcorn, and a memorable struggle with an uncooperative folding chair, Snoopy lends his own brand of wordless charm to the day's events. As the gang gathers around a ping-pong table for their unique meal, the true meaning of Thanksgiving shines through. A classic for parents and grandparents alike -- and sure to become a fast favorite of younger generations -- this 1973 animated Emmy-winner tops our list for sentimental fun.

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