We've made it through Halloween which means Thanksgiving is approaching! This is one of my favorite holidays and remember anxiously awaiting the arrival of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving to network television. Thanksgiving had a few popular specials including the aforementioned staple and of course, the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Another Thanksgiving tradition I remember is watching Laurel and Hardy in March of the Wooden Soldiers on WPIX. Even though many people seem to skip Thanksgiving to prep for Christmas, the holiday still became a wonderful bridge between the Halloween and Christmas holidays for me as a kid.

I've taken the liberty to compile many TV special episodes, parades and commercials from the '80s for us to be thankful for! Below you'll find a playlist of '80s Thanksgiving Specials, TV Episodes, Parades & Commercials that I've pulled together on YouTube. You'll find animated TV specials including GarfieldCare Bears, and The Berenstain Bears. Sitcom episodes include Newhart, Empty Nest, Designing Women, Kate & Allie, and more. You'll also find footage from nine Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades, the 1986 TV movie The Thanksgiving Promise and classic commercials.

Happy Thanksgiving and happy binge watching!!