While Thanksgiving doesn’t have the same flashy reputation as Christmas when it comes to holiday programming, there are still plenty of festive television specials and shows to watch this season.
Amazon Prime Video hosts a whole range of children’s shows, such as If you give a mouse… Series, Regular show and Wild Kratts, all of which offer special episodes for the holiday season. There are also a handful of classics featuring popular characters like Arthur and Garfield available for purchase on the platform.
Unfortunately if you look A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving you’re out of luck with Prime Video. The classic was acquired by Apple TV+, where it is now streamed exclusively.
Before (or after) you tuck into all that turkey and stuffing, you need some celebratory entertainment to set the mood. Here are seven Thanksgiving shows, available for free or for purchase on Prime Video, to keep you and your kids entertained this Thanksgiving holiday.
“An Arthur Thanksgiving”
Move over Charlie Brown, Arthur is the new Thanksgiving king in town. This hour-long holiday special follows the famous aardvark and his family as they prepare for their holiday feast. But things go wrong in the truest sense of the word: Arthur’s dog Pal goes missing and DW becomes skeptical of her aunt’s intentions. Will Thanksgiving Ruin? Tune in to find out.
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“A Looney Tunes Thanksgiving”
That Looney Tunes Thanksgiving Special is a 2-in-1 treat starting with Bugs Bunny’s Thanksgiving Diet, in which the character of the same name gives wrong advice at a diet clinic as Thanksgiving approaches. Next, “Daffy Duck’s Thanks-for-giving Special” follows Daffy as he learns the true meaning of “thank you” after deciding that he is the most important creature in the world. These two celebratory episodes contain valuable lessons about community and sharing, while also providing plenty of laughs.
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Originally aired in 1989, Garfield’s Thanksgiving follows the feisty feline who is put on a strict diet after a vet raised concerns about his health. Things only get worse when Jon invites the vet over to his house for Thanksgiving dinner. This funny special contains lots of banter and a sweet romance.
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“If you give a mouse a pumpkin”
Technically, this is a Halloween special. But what’s one big thing that Halloween and Thanksgiving have in common? pumpkins! And that’s exactly what the title mouse uses to get around in the high season. When you give a pumpkin to a mouse is the perfect show for family friends to tune into while you put the finishing touches on your pumpkin pie.
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“Regular Show” Season 5, Episode 13
Get ready for an emotional ride with this Cartoon Network favorite! Regular show‘s Thanksgiving Episode (Season 5, Episode 13) follows Mordecai and Rigby as they try to save Thanksgiving after ruining the turkey. With no poultry prepared for the big feast, the duo set out to win a prized turducken.
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“Wild Kratts” Season 5, Episode 5
That Wild Kratts follows real-life brothers Chris and Martin Kratt as they educate their viewers about wildlife. A mix of live action and animation, the show has a special Thanksgiving episode in Season 5 where the brothers focus on wild turkeys. The animation turns into a wild adventure as the resident chef hunts for the biggest turkey in the forest.
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‘Dora’s Thanksgiving Day Parade’
While preparing for the Thanksgiving Day parade and dinner, the Pirate Piggies accidentally drift away in Dora’s wagon. Our favorite adventure duo, Dora and Boots run to save her before the celebrations are ruined. This special would be an excellent pre-game for the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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