Thanksgiving is truly a season of giving thanks, and television has always been at the forefront of our national day of thanks. If you are looking for some television specials that will succeed in getting you in the mood for the holiday, then consider these animated classics.
If you are looking for a classic take on the Thanksgiving holiday, then look no further than this lovable short animated film, starring some of the most lovable and recognizable characters in the history of cartoons and animation. In this television special, poor Charlie Brown has to cope with the presence of his friends coming over for Thanksgiving dinner, and their displeasure when they don't entirely like what he's cooked up. This is excellent family television programming at its very best.
Also starring the famous Peanuts characters, this film tells the story of the Mayflower voyage from the perspective of the children. Although the ending is ultimately a happy one, the film doesn't shy away from showing the fact that many of the Pilgrims died prior to the first Thanksgiving. It is precisely this attention to historical accuracy that truly sets this show apart from other Thanksgiving specials.
If you're looking for an animated Thanksgiving special with a little more bite and punch in its humor, then this cartoon, featuring everyone's favorite fat feline, will surely fit the bill. What's more, this particular cartoon special also features Grandma, one of the most loveable of all of the characters in the Garfield universe. Despite its humor, however, the show has a good, strong heart at the center of it, and you'll feel good about the world after having watched this excellent animated Thanksgiving special.
Finally, we come to perhaps the most touching and heartfelt of all the animated specials you're likely to see on television. The story follows everyone's favorite stuffed bear as he and his friends attempt to find the right kind of items to make their Thanksgiving dinner as special as possible. Full of the usual sweetness and tenderness that have made all of the Winnie the Pooh cartoons and specials so endearing to their fans, this Thanksgiving special is sure to bring a glow of joy to every family.
If you are looking for a way to spend the holidays this year, then be sure to settle in and watch one of these very touching, thoughtful, and well-done cartoon specials. You are sure to have a great Thanksgiving because of it.