Well, the Thanksgiving is coming again. We have quite many ways to celebrate this hot holiday nowadays, such as watch Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, go to the store, watch presidential turkey pardon, watch football, cook, eat, etc. Well, the 2020 Thanksgiving celebration might be a little bit different from previous ones due to the COVID-19. The COVID-19 has greatly limited the celebration, and we will be much safer to stay at home other than going out for parties. Therefore, watching movies has been a better choice to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.
Here in this guide, we would like to recommend you 10 most popular Thanksgiving movies for kids. By watching these Thanksgiving movies, we could not only help our kids learn more about the Thanksgiving spirit, but also guarantee the safety, far away from being affected by COVID-19. So, check the below content to get these top 10 Thanksgiving movies for kids to watch during Thanksgiving holiday.
Part 1: Top 10 Thanksgiving Movies for Kids
The major spirit of Thanksgiving holiday is to “thanks for giving”. Well, from Thanksgiving themed movies, our kids could learn this spirit quite easily. Get the below Thanksgiving movie recommendations for our kids.
Miracle On The 34th Street (1947)
Miracle on 34th Street might be one of the most famous Christmas movies of all time, but it does have a connection to Thanksgiving. That's right, the beginning of the film starts on Thanksgiving morning, during the famed Macy's Thanksgiving parade. At the parade, the main character happens upon Santa, which then transgresses into a whole, "Is Santa real scenario?" The film was very successful and won three Academy Awards. In fact, the movie was later remade in 1994 and was just as popular. These days, both movies have become a holiday tradition, with many families sitting down to watch every Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Turkey Hollow (2015)
Turkey Hollow has the pleasure of being one of a few movies that were created just for Thanksgiving. The movie, which came out in 2015, was made by the legendary filmmakers at the Jim Henson Company and is narrated by stars, Ludacris and Mary Steenburgen. The plot centers around a recently divorced man, Ron, and his children, Tim and Annie. During the Thanksgiving holidays, Ron takes his kids to the town of Turkey Hollow, the home of his eccentric aunt. The family goes on many fun and exciting adventures that you would only expect from a Jim Henson classic.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1965)
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving takes its place in the trio of great Peanuts holiday movies along with It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Christmas. This Emmy-winning story has all the Thanksgiving essentials: football (kick the ball, Charlie Brown), a holiday feast and, of course, the oddly adult-free but adult-like conversation among the Peanuts.
FREE BIRDS (2013)
A buddy comedy about two turkeys traveling back in time to the first Thanksgiving? Try to tell yourself your kids won't love this. Be warned, though - it may make them think twice about eating that turkey dinner.
THE BLIND SIDE (2009)
While this technically isn't a Thanksgiving movie, football is a pretty important part of Thanksgiving Day - and the scene where Big Mike gives his quasi-adoptive family a major wake-up call about the meaning of Thanksgiving will give your whole family all the feels.
Garfield's Thanksgiving (2017)
Garfield is probably one of the most famous cats in the world and has inspired many people to name their cats after him. It comes as no surprise to see that a Thanksgiving-themed television special was based on him, with the Garfield Thanksgiving now a traditional Thanksgiving treat to watch over the holidays.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
The movie has been somewhat Americanised, with director Wes Anderson choosing to voice the characters with famous American actors such as George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, and Bill Murray. In fact, even the movie itself looks straight out of Thanksgiving, with the reds and oranges complementing the seasonal tones of the cinematography. Plus, the movie features chicken dinners, with the dining table even looking like a typical Thanksgiving dinner.
TOY STORY (1995)
This Disney feel-good movie is one kids and parents will love any day of the year, but why not make it a Thanksgiving tradition? A story about friendship, family, and being thankful for what you have is the perfect way to wrap up the day after a big meal.
Dora the Explorer: Dora’s’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (2012)
Kids love Dora, and this is one of the popular Thanksgiving movies for preschoolers. The film shows the adventurers of Dora on Thanksgiving Day. She is watching the Thanksgiving Day parade when the Pirate Piggies float away. To save the parade, she has to bring back the float. The bonus is little ones will learn a bit of Spanish as they watch Dora bring the float back.
Winnie the Pooh: Seasons Giving (1999)
The adventurous movie of our beloved Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and the gang in the Hundred Acre Wood is perfect for Thanksgiving. The friends are sleuthing for ingredients to make a delicious Thanksgiving dinner have a memorable day. Kids of all ages will love these adventures.
Part 2: All-in One Media Pack - Leawo Prof. Media
You could get these Thanksgiving movies buy purchasing their Blu-ray/DVD discs from the local store or online store, downloading them online, or renting from local stores. Well, no matter where you get these Thanksgiving movies from, Leawo Prof. Media could help you easily watch these Thanksgiving movies on any media player and mobile devices since it offers you all-in-one media conversion solutions covering Blu-ray, DVD, video, audio, online video and more.
As the most comprehensive media conversion solution suite, Leawo Prof. Media enables you to:
- Decrypt, rip and convert Thanksgiving Blu-ray/DVD movies to video/audio files in 200+ file formats for various uses, regardless of disc protection and region restrictions.
- Convert Thanksgiving video and audio files between 200+ file formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, MOV, M4V, F4V, etc. for various devices and players like iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod), Android devices, Microsoft devices, BlackBerry devices, etc.
- Turn Thanksgiving photos into photo slideshow video and edit generated photo slideshow via internal editor.
- Burn Thanksgiving video/photos to Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image files, with multiple disc menu templates preset and disc menu editor enabled.
- Download Thanksgiving movies from 1000+ video sharing sites like YouTube, Facebook, Veoh, VEVO, etc.
- Copy and back up Thanksgiving Blu-ray/DVD movies to computer or blank disc in 1:1, movie-only or custom mode, supporting 3D Blu-ray backup.
- Remove Cinavia protection upon Blu-ray discs to help you get Cinavia-free movie files for unlimited playback.
- Convert 2D Blu-ray/DVD/video to 3D movies in 6 different 3D movie effects and 3D depth adjustable.
With Leawo Prof. Media, you could make full use of the Thanksgiving movies you get from online stores and local stores, Thanksgiving videos and photos you have taken in Thanksgiving holiday, etc.
Part 3: Download and Convert Thanksgiving Movies for Convenient Playback
The below guide would show you how to use Leawo Prof. Media to download, convert Thanksgiving movies for unlimited playback on various media players and devices.
Featuring a video downloader, Leawo Prof. Media could download Thanksgiving movies for kids from 1000+ video sites like YouTube, Facebook, VEVO, Veoh, etc. It will list different download options in different formats, resolutions and quality available.
The below guide would show you how to download Thanksgiving movies from YouTube with Leawo Prof. Media for example to show you how to download Thanksgiving videos/movies. Download and install Leawo Prof. Media on your computer.
Step 1: Set download path
On Leawo Prof. Media, click the wheel icon on the top-right corner and then navigate to the “Download” tab to set download path in the “Save videos to” box to save downloaded Thanksgiving movies/videos.
Step 2: Locate target Thanksgiving movie/video
Open the “Download” tab, and make use of the internal browser to browse and locate the target Thanksgiving movie/video on YouTube or other sites. Play back the target video before downloading.
Step 3: Choose and download Thanksgiving movie/video
There is a sidebar on the right, which lists all available download options in different formats, quality and resolutions. Choose the desired one and then click the download icon to start downloading Thanksgiving movies from YouTube for kids.
Step 4: View downloading process
View the downloading tasks under the “Downloading” tab and downloaded tasks under the “Downloaded” tab. After the downloading completes, you could play back downloaded Thanksgiving movies.
What would you do if the downloaded Thanksgiving movies are in the file formats incompatible with your devices or players, or you want to play back Thanksgiving movies from Blu-ray/DVD discs on your tablets? Leawo Prof. Media could also help. With its internal Leawo Video Converter and Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, Leawo Prof. Media solves all Blu-ray/DVD/video conversions. The former app enables you to convert Thanksgiving movie/video files between 200+ file formats, while the latter one enables you to convert Thanksgiving Blu-ray/DVD movies to videos in 200+ file formats for almost all media players and devices.
Leawo Blu-Ray Ripper
☉ Convert Blu-ray/DVD to MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, FLV, and other 180+ HD/SD formats
☉ Convert Blu-ray/DVD main movie to videos for space saving
☉ Convert 2D Blu-ray/DVD movies to 3D movies with 6 different 3D effects
☉ Fast conversion with NVIDIA CUDA, AMD APP and Intel Quick Sync acceleration technologies
The below guide would show you how to convert Thanksgiving Blu-ray/DVD/video within Leawo Prof. Media. Get source Thanksgiving movies ready and then learn the steps below.
Step 5: Enter the Convert module
On Leawo Prof. Media program interface, open “Convert” menu to enter the “Convert” module.
Step 6: Add source Thanksgiving movie files
Under the “Convert” module, you could directly drag and drop source Thanksgiving movies, or click “Add Video” or “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button to browse and load source Thanksgiving movies from computer or Blu-ray/DVD drive. You could add Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder or ISO image file.
Note: There are in total 3 different Blu-ray/DVD content loading modes: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. Full Movie loads the entire source Blu-ray/DVD content, Main Movie loads the longest title (by default the main movie), while Custom Mode enables you to freely select which titles to load. Just select one according to your needs.
Step 7: Set output format
Hit the button next to the “Add Photo” button and then click “Change” option to enter the “Profile” panel. Choose output format from “Format” or “Device” group according to your needs.
Step 8: Change video and audio parameters of output file
Click the “Edit” option on the drop-down panel next to the “Add Photo” button and then you can adjust the output video and audio parameters like video codec, video bit rate, aspect ratio, resolution, audio codec, sample rate, bit rate, channel, etc.
Step 9: Set output directory and start converting
After setting output format, on the main interface, click the green “Convert” button and then set output directory in the “Save to” option. Finally, click the “Convert” option to start converting Thanksgiving movies.
Then you only need to wait for the conversion to complete. Leawo Prof. Media could help you easily convert any Thanksgiving movies in Blu-ray, DVD or regular video file format for nearly all media players and evices. Now, you could freely play and watch Thanksgivig movies with your kids.