A Countdown of Thanksgiving Specials and Activities
Start writing a post

A Countdown of Thanksgiving Specials and Activities

12 Shows and 12 Activities to Get You in the Spirit!

A Countdown of Thanksgiving Specials and Activities

1. Boy Meets World ~ Turkey Day (Season 4 Episode 10)

Synopsis: The Matthews family spends Thanksgiving with Hunter family spend in the trailer park, where they must confront and overcome class differences in order to get along.

Activity: Invite someone to your thanksgiving dinner who you may not have the most in common with, whether it be another family, an elderly member of your community, or a starving college student who can't afford to travel home. Make sure there is always room at your table.

2. A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving

Synopsis: Winnie the Pooh and friends discover the true meaning of Thanksgiving after Rabbit's carefully-planned feast goes awry.

Activity: Host a "Friendsgiving" Feast on or before Thanksgiving Day! OR write a letter to your friends to let them know you are thankful for them.

3. Full House ~ The Miracle of Thanksgiving (Season 1 Episode 9)

Synopsis: The Tanner household pulls together to celebrate their first Thanksgiving dinner after Pam's death.

Activity: Create a Thanksgiving Cook Book with all your favorite family recipes! OR send a card to a friend or family dealing with the loss of a loved one this holiday season.

4. Adventures from the Book of Virtues ~ Generosity (Season 1, Episode 12)

Synopsis: Zach and Annie collect canned goods for a homeless shelter in order to receive recognition. On Plato's Peak they learn, through three stories, about how selflessness and generosity go hand-in-hand.

Activity: Call your local food bank or homeless shelter and ask how you can make a donation that would best help them. Many people donate canned goods this time of year, so consider making a different donation. Volunteer some of your time, donate money to help with operating expenses, or make a supermarket run for fresh foods upon approval from your soup kitchen (a lot of canned good they receive are often expired or extremely high in sodium).

5. Father Knows Best ~ Thanksgiving Day (Season 1, Episode 8)

Synopsis: Kathy writes a poem about Thanksgiving that wins a 4th grade contest. Meanwhile, the Anderson family plans to spend Thanksgiving in separate places, but comes together at the last minute to spend it together.

Activity: Write a poem about what you are thankful for.

6. Adventures in Odyssey ~ Thanksgiving at Home (Album 7, Episode 132)

Synopsis: When John and Mary come down with the flu, Donna and Jimmy decide to cook Thanksgiving dinner all by themselves. (Radio Drama)

Activity: Make a care package and some homemade soup for a friend or family member who is sick.

7. The Lawrence Welk Show - Thanksgiving Special

Synopsis: The cast of the Lawrence Welk Show put on a special for Thanksgiving. Wonderful music and dancing!

Activity: Learn how to dance the Turkey Trot! Grab a partner and check out this link!

8. Happy Days ~ The First Thanksgiving (Season 6, Episode 12)

Synopsis: Marion Cunningham tells the story of the first Thanksgiving to emphasize that the point of the holiday is connecting with family, not watching football.

Activity: Learn how to say "Happy Thanksgiving" in sign language!

9. Christy - The Sweetest Gift (Season 2 Episode 1)

Synopsis: Christy's family comes for a visit. Miss Alice organizes a hunting contest and Thanksgiving feast for the entire cove. Creed Allen learns about Native American History from Billy Long, a Cherokee native.

Activity: Learn how to make a turkey call!

10. The Brady Bunch ~ The Un-Underground Movie (Season 2, Episode 4)

Synopsis: Greg makes a movie about the first Thanksgiving for a History class project.

Activity: Make your own holiday movie! (Be sure to include slow-motion scenes).

11. Gilmore Girls ~ A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving (Season 3, Episode 9)

Synopsis: Lorelai and Rory rotate through four Thanksgiving dinners with friends and family. (This may make cooking for just one Thanksgiving dinner feel a little less crazy)

Activity: Whip up some Tofurkey while you cook your Thanksgiving meal! No really, here's a recipe! Your vegan and/or Seventh-Day Adventist friends will appreciate it!

12. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Synopsis: The quintessential Thanksgiving classic! You just can't NOT watch this on Thanksgiving day!

Activity: Here's a bunch of different ways fold napkins for your Thanksgiving dinner that are almost as cool Snoopy's!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

I Talked To Nikki Pebbles About PCOS-Friendly Workouts, And Low-Impact Is The Key

Hormone health impacts everything, including the workouts that are best for you.


Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) deal with a lot of uncertainty in their life. Between hormonal ups and downs, unpredictable weight gain, painful cyst ruptures, and infertility worries, their bodies are often under a lot of stress! A common symptom of PCOS is having a hard time losing weight — many women find themselves frustrated (or in pain) from traditional workout plans.

I sat down with Nikki Pebbles, a certified personal trainer and group fitness coach, to talk about the kind of workouts that are best for women who are dealing with PCOS.

Keep Reading... Show less

Jason Wu's Recent Runway Show's Models All Wore Maybelline — Get The Look On A SERIOUS Budget

Created solely with the Maybelline New York line, you'll get a glimpse of makeup done the Empire State way.


As a makeup artist who is always looking for bargain, good quality makeup, I can confidently say that Maybelline's New York line exceeds any high expectations I set. With only five steps and seven products, you can achieve the makeup looks rocked by models for one of the biggest fashions shows in the industry.

The direct makeup artist, Erin Parsons, also shared her statement about the makeup saying, "When you're on vacation, you don't really wear much makeup. We applied Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Coffee Edition in Espresso Enthusiast and Chai Genius sinve the models had to wear masks following application, and we knew that the makeup would not move."

Keep Reading... Show less

Chase Stokes And Madelyn Cline Are 'Hot Stuff' In Kygo's New Music Video

While we patiently await OBX season two on Netflix, we can just jam to and watch "Hot Stuff" in the meantime.


As if Chase Stokes, 28, and Madelyn Cline, 22, aren't cute enough in real life, we also get to swoon over them as John B and Sarah Cameron in "Outer Banks" AND now in Kygo's new music video, "Hot Stuff." Feel free to gush over them in the video below.

Keep Reading... Show less

I began suffering the symptoms of PCOS — acne, fatigue, weight gain, and an irregular cycle — when I was about 16, but I wasn't diagnosed until about nine years later.

The symptoms were, of course, frustrating, but I am now thankful for all of the time I spent trying to manage them naturally with my diet, herbs, and vitamins. Now that I am diagnosed, I do take a small dose of prescribed spironolactone which has helped immensely, mostly with my skin.

Keep Reading... Show less

Fall is (almost) here, and we could not be more excited. As the weather slowly but surely changes, so will your wardrobe. From booties to oxfords, this fall's shoe trends have something for everyone.

Sure, you might be comfy at home in your slippers, but with shoes this cute, you'll be sporting them when you're out and about or just hanging out in your living room.

Keep Reading... Show less

I'm not one to talk about personal issues, like the first-hand misogyny I experience as a woman, usually because it makes close family and friends uncomfortable. However, I have recently become exhausted with the number of comments I get, so I decided to rate all the ones I received in the past month to prove that misogyny is alive and real.

Keep Reading... Show less

With the pandemic, so many of my friends and I discussed how it was hard to find new things for date night when so many places were closed. It seems like date nights were just endless nights of bingeing Netflix and stuffing my face with Halo Top and SmartSweets. I tried those other date night ideas like cooking together and playing cards. But even those things can get old after a while. Finally, I had it and decided we need to make date nights COUNT again, even if we had to social distance.

Here are 5 different and unique ways you can spice up date night with your partners.

Keep Reading... Show less

"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. This classic novel has found itself in the hands of nearly every high school student for the past decades. Ahead of its time, the themes of racial injustices and loss of innocence have certainly sparked many healthy conversations in classrooms.

Keep Reading... Show less

- Since my late teens, I have had wavy, unruly hair that is susceptible to frizz from heat damage.

- I've made a conscious effort to try and eliminate heat styling products from my hair regimen in order to do less damage in the form of split ends and hair loss.

- When I first tried Tineco's MODA ONE Smart Ionic Hair Dryer, I was immediately amazed by how quickly it dried my thick strands and how straight/sleek my hair was with minimal work.

Up to my late teen years, my thick, soft, silky straight hair was the envy of nearly everyone I encountered. I totally took it for granted till my hair began to evolve into being more wavy and unruly with random patches of wavy and straight hair.

Keep Reading... Show less

"Schitt's Creek" has quickly become an absolute fan favorite in the US and Canada and their seven wins at the Emmy Awards last night proves just that.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments