This is a sweet way to squeeze in some extra quality time at home this holiday.

By Emily VanSchmus
November 18, 2020
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1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Steve Martin, John Candy, and Kevin Bacon star in this comedy about one man's struggle to make it home in time for Thanksgiving dinner. In a year where holiday travel will be limited, this feel-good flick will remind you of just how thankful you are to be home.

Stream It: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles ($4 to rent, Amazon)

2. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

It's not truly Thanksgiving until we've watched Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang prepare their feast. This family-friendly flick is a holiday must-watch. Stream it for free on Apple TV+ November 25-27.

3. You’ve Got Mail

You've Got Mail isn't just a classic '90s rom-com, it's also a must-watch holiday flick. Watch Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan fall in love after the classic Thanksgiving grocery store scene.

Stream It: You've Got Mail ($4 to rent, Amazon)

4. Miracle on 34th Street

OK, yes, this is technically a Christmas movie. But since the opening scene showcases the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, there's no shame in starting the holiday movie marathons a few weeks early!

Stream It: Miracle on 34th Street ($4 to rent, Amazon)

5. Home for the Holidays

After losing her job and learning that her teenage daughter would rather spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend than with her, Claudia Larson takes a trip home to spend a chaotic Thanksgiving with her family.

Stream It: Home for the Holidays ($4 to rent, Amazon)

6. Autumn in New York

Watch Richard Gere and Winona Ryder develop an unexpected love story in this sweet, romantic flick. As the title suggests, this movie has all the classic scenes of autumn in New York City—perfect for a Thanksgiving Day movie marathon.

Stream It: Autumn in New York ($2 to rent, Amazon)

7. Addams Family Values

While I've always thought of this movie as a Halloween flick, there is a comical Thanksgiving play scene that'll have the whole family laughing. You can stream this movie for free (without an account) on Amazon Video.

8. Little Women

This classic film is a classic film for any holiday season. Watch as Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth endure trials and celebrate triumphs in 1800s New England. You can stream it for free (with ads) on Amazon Video.

9. Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

There's no holiday tradition we love more than a good Hallmark movie marathon, and luckily the selection isn't limited to just Christmas. Queue up this feel-good Thanksgiving story right after the Macy's parade, or stream it while you wait for the newest Hallmark Christmas movie premieres.

10. The Blind Side

Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, which is why The Blind Side is the perfect choice for your post-Turkey dinner movie night. This heartwarming movie includes a few funny Thanksgiving scenes and a whole lot of football.

Stream It: The Blind Side ($4 to rent, Amazon)


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