What do you watch on Thanksgiving? Well if I’m being honest, there’s not much aside from the football game, Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, or just making that Thursday evening a movie night. In my family, we’d watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. It has a little bit of everything for everyone — some football, reconciling, cute friendship moments, and a couple of jokes (I tune in for the dynamic duo, Snoopy and Woodstock TBH). After everyone’s stuffed, we roll ourselves to the living room and watch Charlie Brown try to organize a Thanksgiving dinner with his friends. I'm not sure why, but it’s so comforting to watch Charlie stress over this (naturally).

To maximize the amazing eats you’ll already have on Thanksgiving, here’s a list of more food to eat while watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Don’t be like Peppermint Patty, this is a snack-only list, mashed potatoes will not be included.


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What’s a movie without popcorn to munch on? It’s what Snoopy would want — just make sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t explode. Have your popcorn buttered or spice it up with different toppings like churro or sriracha honey.


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Though just plain pretzel sticks in the special, movie watchers can eat these with a side of chocolate, peanut butter, or caramel. Go one step further and make pretzel bars.


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Now this is a joke, kind of. Looking for a good carb? Have some buttered toast. Leftover cornbread from your Thanksgiving meal would also be a good substitute. 

Jelly Beans

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When I was in elementary school, my teachers would roll in that big TV to watch this holiday special. Then they’d pass around paper plates with jelly beans as one of the sides. This “side” was the one I went to first, in my 6-year-old brain it just made sense.

Peppermint Patties

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Just something to ironically snack on as Peppermint Patty gets roasted for not appreciating Charlie’s Friendsgiving feast (a feast she wasn’t invited to, might I add).