17 Thanksgiving Movies to Watch in November ...


17 Thanksgiving  Movies to Watch in November ...
17 Thanksgiving  Movies to Watch in November ...

Halloween is over and Christmas is coming, but you're in between so you're probably looking for movies to watch in November. Some of us are already playing Christmas songs in the house and in the car. However, in my case, I like to wait on Christmas until late November. If you are like me, you still want to celebrate the big holidays until New Year's. I enjoy Thanksgiving, but it doesn’t have the same build-up as Halloween and Christmas. It is just a day to pig out on awesome food with family and friends. But a good way to celebrate while transitioning to Christmas through Thanksgiving is by watching movies.

There are many Halloween and Christmas movies out there. But what about Thanksgiving movies? Sadly, not many. However, after looking through a list of my favorite movies, I found ones that are perfect through the month of November as we grieve for Halloween and wait for Christmas. This list consists only of films I’ve seen. If there is one not listed that you think should be, please mention it in the comment section. So, here are the best movies to watch in November.

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Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands is an analogy of the Frankenstein monster, but celebrating Christmas with the family that took him in is part of the movie too. This is one of my favorite movies to watch in November.


Nightmare before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas has Halloween characters who take over Christmas, making it a great choice for the month between the two holidays.

Frequently asked questions

In November, you could enjoy a variety of movies like cozy Thanksgiving-themed films, family dramas, comedies, and even early Christmas movies to get in the holiday spirit.

Sure! Thanksgiving movies often focus on family gatherings, gratitude, and sometimes the hilarious mishaps that come with the holiday. Look for titles like 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' or 'Pieces of April' for some Thanksgiving entertainment.

Definitely! While it’s still November, if you’re in the mood for some Christmas cheer, you can start with classics like 'Home Alone' or 'The Santa Clause' to slowly ease into the season.

Yes, November is a great time to watch classic films. You might enjoy old favorites like 'Miracle on 34th Street' or 'Meet Me in St. Louis' which have scenes celebrating Thanksgiving or heralding the start of the holiday season.

In November, holiday movies that set the tone for the festive season are a great choice. Films that capture the essence of family, togetherness, and giving thanks, such as 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' or 'The Blind Side,' are perfect for this time of year.



Krampus is a horror comedy movie set during Christmas. You can hold on to Halloween a little big longer and get in the Christmas spirit at the same time.


Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook is a quirky dramedy that involves family, which goes well with Thanksgiving.


Mean Girls

Mean Girls is just a fun comedy to watch so you might as well add it here when you're lacking Thanksgiving themed movies.


Cool Runnings

This movie is just a great one for getting you into the winter spirit.


Snow Day

You're going to see several snow days around Thanksgiving, so this one is just weather appropriate.


Ice Age

If you have kids, this is the perfect movie to entertain them with while you wait for the Christmas movie lineup to start.



This movie will get you excited for some snow.


Meet the Parents

Meet the Parents is a hilarious film about a man meeting his girlfriend’s family, which could be happening for you this Thanksgiving.


The Blind Side

The Blind Side has a great message about family as it contains a short Thanksgiving scene with a simple lesson that everyone should learn


Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper By The Dozen, the one with Steve Martin, is another great family themed movie with a little Christmas spirit at the end.


Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

This is the only movie in the list that is about Thanksgiving. We have Charlie Brown films for Halloween and Christmas, so should have one for Thanksgiving as well.


Last Holiday

The film takes place between Christmas and New Year's, but is still is a great holiday flick about a woman living life to its fullest.


Grumpy Old Men

Grumpy Old Men is more about friendship than family but is still touching and comical for Thanksgiving.


The Family Man

The Family Man is one of Nicolas Cage’s better roles, with the movie paying homage to Christmas - it's sure to get you in the spirit.


The Family Stone

The Family Stone is more of a Christmas movie than any of the other films in the list, which is why it is last. It is a good family flick to end Thanksgiving with and to begin playing Jingle Bells on your way to work. After watching it, you can start watching your favorite Christmas movies.

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