Thanksgiving Favorites: a Book, a Film, and a Radio Program

In our home, the month of November wouldn’t be the same without these 3 classic Thanksgiving treasures:

510Q6LXOVWL._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_1. Cranberry Thanksgiving is our favorite Thanksgiving book. Though there are lots of great books about the Pilgrims and Indians, this one is a picture book about a secret recipe, an unlikely hero, and a gathering of friends around the table. It even comes with the delicious (secret) recipe!


The Mayflower Charlie Brown is another annual enjoyment! You can watch it for free through YouTube, but we’ve never regretted owning a copy by purchasing  “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (The Mayflower is a special feature on the deluxe DVD).

3. Last but certainly not least, we listen to the old radio program, Father Knows Best: Thanksgiving Special at least five times between November 1st and Thanksgiving Day. My kids crack up and I never tire of their adorable giggles. I bet you’ll love it, too. Click here to see for yourself! 🙂

What would you add to the list?

 Enjoy your home,

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We are one little family and we're on a mission: we want to discover our hometown and share the treasures with you! Just think of all the tractor-pulls, restaurants, farm stands, mom-and-pop shops, and local attractions that we'll enjoy together. We hope that our discoveries and ideas strengthen your family and our hometown Penns Valley, Pennsylvania.
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5 Responses to Thanksgiving Favorites: a Book, a Film, and a Radio Program

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  2. Laura says:

    Erin – that’s such an awesome point. As much as we love Christmas, there really is a time for everything. You’re right, there’s such a value in slowing down and enjoying the season at hand.

  3. Erin H. says:

    I’ll have to look into getting a book or two for Thanksgiving… our family has books that we read at Christmas-time, why not for Thanksgiving, too? Especially as our society becomes focused on marketing for the Christmas season beginning in September, anything that our family can do to slow. down. and observe the season that we’re presently having – in the moments that it’s happening – is a big plus in my book. Thank you for the suggestions!

  4. Laura says:

    Yay! Did you end up getting a copy of the book last year? If not, there’s no time like the present! 🙂
    Too bad about The Great Pumpkin… a youtube rerun??

  5. Shana says:

    Cranberry thanksgiving is our favorite too! And any peanuts special, realizing we missed great pumpkin for the first time ever.