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Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving Quotes From the Classic Holiday Special

Stephanie Kirby, Content Writer
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Fans of Charles M. Schulz will love these Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving quotes!

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving was created and written by Charles M. Schulz and is based on his popular comic series Peanuts.

The holiday special was directed by Bill Melendez and Phil Roman and is twenty-five minutes long.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving was the third holiday special and tenth prime-time animated special by Charles M. Schulz.

The special’s plot follows Charlie Brown and his usual gang of friends such as Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Franklin, Marcie, Sally, Snoopy, and Woodstock.

When Charlie Brown is preparing to go with his family to his grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving, he gets a call from Peppermint Patty, who ends up inviting herself and the rest of the gang over for Thanksgiving.

Take a look at these Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving quotes to learn more about the holiday special.

You will also enjoy our article on Nightmare Before Christmas quotes.

Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving Quotes from the Peanuts Gang

Here are some of the most memorable lines from the holiday film.

1. “Where’s the turkey, Chuck? Don’t you know anything about Thanksgiving dinners?” — Peppermint Patty

2. “Ours was the first country in the world to make a national holiday to give thanks.” — Linus

3. “Are we going to have a prayer? It’s Thanksgiving, you know.” — Peppermint Patty

4. “Holidays always depress me.” — Charlie Brown

5. “I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.” — Charlie Brown

6. “I’m doomed. Three guests for Thanksgiving, and I’m not even going to be home.” — Charlie Brown

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7. “Peppermint Patty didn’t mean all those things she said. Actually, she really likes you.” — Marcie

8. “Why don’t you come along, Linus? We can hold hands under the table.” — Sally

9. “What have I got to be thankful for? All it does is make more work for us at school.” — Sally

10. “Besides, she wouldn’t try to trick me on a traditional holiday. This time I’m gonna kick that football clear to the moon!” — Charlie Brown

11. “We’ll help clean the dishes and everything. Just save me a drumstick and the neck.” — Peppermint Patty

12. “Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together.” — Marcie

13. “This is not unlike another famous Thanksgiving episode. Do you remember the story of John Alden, and Priscilla Mullins, and Captain Miles Standish?” — Linus

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Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving Quotes for the Holiday

These quotes represent each of the characters and their role in the film.

14. “I don’t feel bad for myself; I just feel bad because I’ve ruined everyone’s Thanksgiving.” — Charlie Brown

15. “Ole Chuck is pretty cool about dates. He always wears that striped shirt of his.” — Peppermint Patty

16. “We’ve got another holiday to worry about. It seems Thanksgiving Day is upon us.” — Charlie Brown

17. “Isn’t it peculiar, Charlie Brown, how some traditions just slowly fade away?” — Lucy

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18. “You know I’m too brusque and rough. You go and speak for me.” — Peppermint Patty

19. “Did we come across town for this? We’re supposed to be served a real Thanksgiving dinner!” — Peppermint Patty

20. “We’re supposed to be at grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving by 4:30. I’d better talk to her and explain my dilemma.” — Charlie Brown

21. “We’re all invited to Charlie Brown’s grandmother’s for Thanksgiving dinner.” — Peppermint Patty

22. “What’s the matter, big brother? What did you expect, a turkey card?” — Sally

23. “What are we going to wear to this big Thanksgiving party, sir? What time do we go?” — Marcie

24. “Come on, Snoopy, we don’t have any time for this playing around. The guests will be here pretty soon, so please get ready to help serve them.” — Charlie Brown

25. “One of the greatest traditions we have is the Thanksgiving Day football game, and the biggest, most important tradition of all is the kicking off of the football.” — Lucy

How Does Charlie Brown Pull Off a Last-Minute Thanksgiving?

To give his friends a good Thanksgiving before he leaves with his family, Charlie Brown recruits his friend Linus, his dog Snoopy, and Snoopy’s bird friend Woodstock, to help.

Together, the four put on an untraditional menu of snacks, to which Peppermint Patty complains before apologizing quickly.

Just before Charlie Brown and his family leave, his grandmother calls and invites all of his friends, to which they all cheer.

Please share these Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving quotes with your family and friends and post any comments about the special in the comment section below.

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