The holidays always give Turner Classic Movies the chance to showcase a special slate of movies and this Thanksgiving is no exception. On Thursday, TCM will spend the day focusing on classic movies the whole family can enjoy together.
Viewers can start the day with George Nicholls, Jr.'s adaptation of Anne of Green Gables (1934), which is followed by the Shirley Temple classic Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938).
In the afternoon, be sure to catch everyone's favorite Rough Collie in Lassie Come Home (1943) and Gregory Peck in one of his more heartwarming performances as a father who gives his son the difficult task of killing his troublesome pet deer in The Yearling (1946).
Following a late afternoon showing of The Secret Garden (1949) with Margaret O'Brien, TCM kicks off the evening hours with Mervyn LeRoy's adaptation of Little Women (1949) and Walter Lang's classic Cheaper By the Dozen (1950).
After watching Clifton Webb in his Oscar-nominated turn as the mysterious Mr. Belvedere in Sitting Pretty (1948), viewers can see Cary Grant up to his eyeballs with foster children in Room for One More (1952) and Doris Day contend with a harried home as husband David Niven takes on a new job as a drama critic in Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960).
Finally, night owls are in for a treat with Michael Curtiz's Life With Father (1947) starring William Powell and Elizabeth Taylor, and Vincente Minnelli's Father's Little Dividend (1951), the sequel to 1950's Father of the Bride starring Spencer Tracy.
Movie posters for 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm' (1938)/20th Century Fox, 'The Yearling' (1946)/MGM, and 'Life With Father' (1947)/Warner Bros.