Thanksgiving Cartoons For The Family
When I was a child I loved the seasonal cartoons that came on tv. I especially loved the seasonal cartoons for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. There don't seem to be many seasonal cartoons made any more, and especially not for Thanksgiving. Luckily, these cartoons have been preserved and you can no purchase them on dvd. Here is a list of the top 5 Thanksgiving cartoons that you can share with your kids.
Alright, so in all fairness, maybe I'm a bit to old to still love cartoons, but I can't help it. Whenever I see a Peanuts cartoon, it takes me back to youth. I was a child of the 80s and during that time cartoons were fun and entertaining. Remember, this was before the technology age took off. Just like, a lot of my peers watched cartoons as well, and as we get older and start to have children of our own, we want to share with them the memories we had as a child. One great way to do that is share with your children these fun and vintage cartoon classics that never get old. Show them the meaning of Thanksgiving and what it means to be thankful through these fun cartoons. And if you are like me and don't have any children yet, watch them to take you back to being a kid for a while. I promise I won't tell that you did.
List Of The Top 5 Thanksgiving Cartoons
When I think of holiday cartoons, the first thing that comes to mind is Charlie Brown and his crew. When I was younger, my friends and I made up our own group that was very similar to Charlie's. My brother was Charlie, and I was something Sally, being his sister, but I was also Lucy because I had the short temper...being a teenage girl will do that to a gal. So there's no wonder why I grew an attachment to these movies. I love the characters, especially Snoopy, and they always ended on a good note. I also love how this set comes with several seasonal cartoons. You can take your kids from Halloween to Christmas with this set.
Another cartoon favorite I think of when I think of seasonal cartoons is Garfield. This plump lasagna loving cat made me laugh at how he treated his owner Jon and his doggie brother Odie. However, it seemed that as long as Garfield got what he what when he wanted, all was good. That is, until his tummy started grumbling again. So Thanksgiving must have been a welcomed treat for Jon. Fill Garfield's tummy to full capacity and keep him out his hair the rest of the day. If only Jon, if only. If you haven't seen this movie, you have to. It's a fun movie that will make you so grateful your cat isn't Garfield, no matter how bad your cat is.
Now I don't believe I have seen the Winnie The Pooh Thanksgiving cartoon, but I have seen Winnie The Pooh cartoons in general. One I have seen was the Christmas cartoon, and one thing I have to say about these cartoons is that you need to be prepared to get the "warm fuzzies". Winnie and his friends get into all kinds of trouble due to their innocent minds and thinking. But no matter how bad things get, they are all there for each other and care for each other. Everything Pooh related that I've seen has always touched my heart in the warm and caring messages they give. If you want to teach your children good morals about friendship, kindness, caring, being thankful, etc., these cartoons would fit the bill. They do it in a subtle way that is entertaining and fun for the whole family.
I have loved Alvin since his hula hoop days. Ok, I wasn't around when it first got his hula hoop, but I first learned about him through his hula hoop. If you have no idea what I am talking about, you are missing out on one of the greatest Christmas songs of all times! Ok, well not maybe of all times, but it's right under Bing and his White Christmas, trust me on that. I haven't really seen many seasonal chipmunk cartoons, but I have been a big fan of Alvin and The Chipmunks since the 80s, and much like Winnie The Pooh, Alvin and his crew tend to give the "warm fuzzies" as well. Alvin's adopted dad Dave is one to teach his boys good morals, and though Alvin tends to be in trouble most of the time, those good teaches tend to win out and keep him out of trouble. So I'm sure that Dave's teachings will be front and center in this Thanksgiving cartoon.
Who doesn't love the Care Bears?!? These fun and cute little bears pass along love and caring to anyone they meet. Always good and sweet and willing to give a helping hand, the Care Bears were always a fun and entertaining treat to watch. Now this is another one that I haven't seen the seasonal cartoon, but being a fan of the Care Bears since the 80s, I know that they also teach good messages to kids. Each bear represents their own unique identity that can teach a moral in one way or another. So it's not surprising to see that they have a Thanksgiving cartoon. These bears will help show your children not only how to be thankful for what they have, but they will also teach them how to make yummy food for Thanksgiving. This movie is bound to be a treat for the whole family.
This is dedicated to those of you confused about the Hula Hoop.
I hope you enjoyed this list of the top 5 Thanksgiving cartoons. These cartoons are so sweet and fun to watch. You can pop one into the dvd player while you making Thanksgiving dinner and give the kids something to watch, but I highly suggest watching them with your kids. There's nothing more fun than sharing in a fun activity with your children and sharing a bit of your past with them is a great bonding moment. They grow up so quickly, so when you get a chance to form a cherished memory, pounce on it. Yes, they are just cartoons, but watching these cartoons with your children will show what you are really thankful for...them. May you and your kids have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.