40+ Thanksgiving Dad Jokes That Are Almost As Corny As Cornbread

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Feb 29, 2024 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Dec 14, 2020
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Thanksgiving Day is observed on the fourth Thursday of November in the U.S.

Thanksgiving is a tradition started by the Pilgrims and Indians to show gratitude towards all the good things in life. People do prayers together and give gifts as a way of thanking them.

The tradition of Thanksgiving dates way back to the 16th century and is still celebrated to commemorate people's togetherness. Family and friends come together for meals, parades, prayers, and games. Thanksgiving day is often associated with lots of foods like turkeys, pumpkin pies, apples, and cranberries. One of the best ways to make these moments memorable is by cracking jokes. Indulge your inner dad jokester with some lame humor to make people laugh around the table. Here we have got some hilarious Thanksgiving jokes to make your Thanksgiving dinner taste corny.

If you had a good time enjoying these funny Thanksgiving one-liners, take a look at these Halloween dad jokes, and 47 Thanksgiving Puns And Jokes That The Whole Family Will Enjoy to have a hearty laugh.

Hilarious Dad Jokes

A dad joke can be lame and corny, but it is a great mood maker. These funny dad jokes will make you thankful for having a great sense of humor. Here we have got some hilarious Thanksgiving jokes for kids that you can enjoy on a Thanksgiving day.

1. What kind of music did the Pilgrims play on the first Thanksgiving day? Plymouth rock.

2. What will you serve at Thanksgiving dinner if you accidentally sit on the sweet potatoes? Squash.

3. What would you say if it rains cats and dogs on the last Thursday of November? It is fowl weather.

4. What is Dracula's favorite holiday of the year? It is Fangs-giving day.

5. Why did the pilgrims' pants always fall? Because the pilgrims used to wear their buckles on their hats.

6. What kind of dress should one wear to the family Thanksgiving dinner? A har-vest.

7. Why was the Thanksgiving feast extremely expensive? Because it had 24 carrots.

8. What would the pilgrims be known for if they were still alive today? Their age.

9. What always comes before a parade on Thanksgiving day? The letter 'p.'

10. What face do pilgrims make when they are in pain? Pil-grim face.

11. What comes at the end of Thanksgiving? The letter 'g.'

12. What would happen if a cranberry became sad? It would turn into a blueberry.

13. How can you know the age of a pilgrim? By asking them about pilgrim-age.

14. Where did the Pilgrims first land? On their feet.

15. What would you call it if someone presents you with a tofu-turkey? Pranks-giving Day.

16. What pop song do people play on Thanksgivings day? 'All about that baste.'

17. What dish on the table makes the worst jokes at a Thanksgiving dinner? The corny bread.

18. What did the pilgrim call his friends who came with him on Mayflower? Pal-grims.

19. How did the pilgrims travel to pursue higher studies? On scholarships.

20. What will you call a creature who came back bloated from the Thanksgiving feast? A stuffed animal.

Funny Thanksgiving Jokes About Turkey

Roasted turkey garnished with cranberries.

Turkey is inseparable from Thanksgiving celebrations, and so are corny thanksgiving jokes and bad thanksgiving jokes. Corny turkey jokes can create a sense of communion and can end up being some of the best Thanksgiving jokes. Take a look at this list of turkey day jokes about having a nice laugh with your family.

21. Where can you find a turkey that doesn't have legs? On the Thanksgiving dinner table.

22. What did the turkey say to the computer when it had to urgently search for something? Google, google, google.

23. Why can't a turkey eat anything on the last Thursday of November? Because it is always stuffed.

24. What type of key can never open doors? A tur-key.

25. What type of dessert does a turkey have at the Turkey Day feast? Peach Gobbler.

26. What kind of music gadgets does turkey use at the Turkey day feast? Drumsticks.

27. Why was the turkey arrested by the police? Because it was suspected of fowl play.

28. What will you call the ghost of a turkey? A poultry-geist.

29. What did the dad say when his family told him to stop making lame jokes about cold turkeys? "I can't quit cold turkey."

30. If a large turkey is called a gobbler, what would you call a baby turkey? A goblet.

31. What did one turkey say to another before a feast? "Do you believe in life after Thanksgiving?"

32. What happened to the turkey who fought with other chickens? He got his stuffing knocked out of him.

33. Can a turkey fly higher than the Empire State Building? Of course! After all, the building cannot fly.

34. When does a turkey feel the most grateful? The day after Thanksgiving.

35. Do you know why the turkey crossed the road back and forth? To prove that it is not a chicken.

36. What would you yell after seeing a turkey running on the dining table? Fast food on the table.

37. What do you call the turkey that you see the day after Thanksgiving? Lucky.

38. What does Frankenstein like to have on the fourth Thursday of November? Turkey with grave-y.

Knock-Knock Jokes For Thanksgiving

You should never say no when a turkey knocks on your door with a platter of jokes (imagine!). Funny jokes about Thanksgiving and even lame Thanksgiving jokes can make you feel both cheesy and sweet at the same time. Check out these knock-knock jokes to bring a smile to your face.

39. Knock Knock!

Who's there?


Arthur who?

Arthur, any leftovers?


40. Knock Knock!

Who's there?


Annie who?

Annie thing to eat with the turkey?


41. Knock Knock!

Who's there?


Esther who?

Esther, any pumpkin pie left?


42. Knock Knock!

Who's there?


Dewey who?

Dewey have any mashed potatoes left?


43. Knock Knock!

Who's there?


Luke who?

Luke at the grand Thanksgiving feast on the table.


Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of great Jokes, Puns, and Riddles for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our recommendations for 40+ Thanksgiving Dad Jokes, then why not take a look at Christmas Dad Jokes or Lame Jokes.

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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