Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, one where the entire point is for the family to get together and eat lots of food. But when the food is done, what can a group of people aged 3 to 103 all agree upon? Give thanks! This is why technology invented television and holiday-themed movies. Where once upon a time, all that was available was broadcast TV, today there are a plethora of streaming options with movies to watch on Thanksgiving appropriate for the entire family.
Most people in this instance would turn to Netflix for their selections, as it is the largest and most prolific of the streaming services out there. But this is one place where Netflix falls down on the job. There are plenty of Christmas-themed movies for the entire family on Netflix, and even a Hanukkah movie or two. But when it comes to Thanksgiving-themed fare, the truth is there's not much other than a random Friends episode. To find good old-fashioned family-friendly films set for the particular holiday at hand, the best places to look are places like Hulu, Amazon, and in one case, broadcast television, where one movie has played every single year for 45 years and counting.