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36 Hilarious Thanksgiving Jokes to Tell at Dinner

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By Erika John - - 5 Mins Read
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Myself, Grandma, and Uncle Jeff always spend Thanksgiving together. It's never dull because, as Grandma says, "Thanksgiving is a time to cherish family, express gratitude and, of course, indulge in a hearty feast.


But why stop at the delicious food when we can also share a side of laughter?"


After this is said, we take turns sharing our most famous jokes, although Uncle Jeff's jokes are always the most hilarious; that's why this year I decided to come along with my jotter to take down some of his famous jokes.


Prepare your taste buds for a cornucopia of 36 delightfully funny jokes that are sure to spice up your dinner table at Thanksgiving and leave everyone in stitches. 


The Cranberry Revelation

   Why did the cranberries turn red? Because they saw the turkey dressing!


   This punchy joke is a colorful way to kick off your laughter-filled Thanksgiving gathering. Picture those mischievous cranberries catching a glimpse of the turkey getting ready for the feast!


Pilgrim's Age

   What do you call the age of a pilgrim? Pilgrimage!


   A clever play on words that adds a touch of historical humor to your Thanksgiving table. Who knew the secret to the pilgrims' longevity was embedded in the term itself?


 Motivational Scarecrow

   Why did the scarecrow become a successful motivational speaker? He was outstanding in his field!


   Transform the humble scarecrow into a motivational guru with this clever joke. It's a surefire way to harvest some hearty laughs.


Peachy Turkey Dessert

   What's a turkey's favorite dessert? Peach gobbler!


   Give the traditional pumpkin pie a run for its money with this fruity twist. Who can resist the charm of a punny turkey and a sweet play on words?


 Turkey's Oven Response

   How did the turkey respond when the chef said, "You're going in the oven"? "Well, this is a baste I wasn't prepared for!"


   Turn the Thanksgiving turkey into a witty conversationalist with this hilarious exchange. It's the perfect way to add a dash of humor to the kitchen drama.

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 Stuffing Knockout

   What happened when the turkey got into a fight? He got the stuffing knocked out of him!


   This joke brings a whole new meaning to the term "food fight." Imagine a feisty turkey in the ring, and let the laughter ensue!


 Musical Turkey

   Why did the turkey join a band? Because it had the drumsticks!


   Give your Thanksgiving a musical twist with this drumroll-worthy joke. Who knew turkeys had such a keen sense of rhythm?



   What do you get if you cross a turkey with a ghost? A poltergeist!


   Take a spooky turn with this pun-packed joke that brings together the best of Thanksgiving and Halloween. It's a good joke so good; it's almost haunting.


 Table Centerpiece Turkey

   Why did the turkey sit on the dinner table? To be the centerpiece!


   Turn the spotlight onto the turkey with this joke that gives the bird its moment of glory. After all, every feast needs a star attraction.


Mashed Potato Banter

    What did the mashed potatoes say to the gravy? "You're my butter half!"


   Elevate the side dish banter with this buttery smooth joke. It's a heartwarming exchange that will have everyone smiling.


Pilgrim's Seasonal Sailing

   Why did the pilgrims want to sail to America in the spring? Because April showers bring Mayflowers!


   Blend history with a touch of meteorological humor in this joke that pays homage to the pilgrims' journey. It's a perfect blend of seasonal wit and historical charm.


Sporty Pumpkin

   What's a pumpkin's favorite sport? Squash!


   Give your pumpkin a sporty personality with this joke. Who knew pumpkins had a penchant for racquet sports?


 Tech-Savvy Turkey

   Why did the turkey bring a computer to Thanksgiving dinner? It wanted to have a byte!


   Bring the Thanksgiving turkey into the digital age with this tech-savvy joke. It's a bite-sized serving of humor for the modern family.


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Lucky Turkey

   What do you call a turkey on the day after Thanksgiving? Lucky!


   Turn the post-Thanksgiving turkey into a symbol of good fortune with this witty twist. Who wouldn't feel lucky after a feast?


Cranberry Ketchup

   Why did the cranberry turn to the turkey? It wanted to ketchup!


   Add a saucy twist to the Thanksgiving table with this condiment-inspired joke. It's a cran-tastic play on words!


Smashing Sweet Potato

   What did the sweet potato say to the pumpkin? "You're smashing!"


   Let the vegetables engage in some friendly banter with this playful joke. It's a compliment straight from the garden!


Belt Buckle Fashion

   Why did the pilgrim's pants keep falling? Because they wore their belt buckle on their hat!


   Transport your guests to the fashion faux pas of the pilgrims with this hilarious visual joke. Who knew historical attire could be so amusing?


Musical Turkey Redux

   What do you get when you cross a turkey with a banjo? A turkey that can pluck itself!


   Elevate the musical talents of turkeys with this strings-attached joke. It's a harmonious blend of poultry and musical humor.


Stand-Up Turkey

   What's a turkey's favorite type of comedy? Stand-up!


   Let the turkey take center stage with this joke that explores the comedic preferences of our feathered friends. It's a laugh-out-loud revelation!


Extra Nautical Mile

   How did the Mayflower show that it cared? It went the extra nautical mile!


   Infuse a nautical spirit into your Thanksgiving celebration with this clever joke. It's a maritime expression of love and care.


 Googly Turkey

   What did the turkey say to the computer? "Google, Google, Google!"


   Unleash the inner tech-savvy turkey with this playful joke. It's a gobble-tastic search for information in the digital age.


Pumpkin's TV Preferences

   What's a pumpkin's favorite TV show? "Squash and Stretch!"


   Give your pumpkin a taste for classic cartoons with this animated joke. It's a nod to both the vegetable and entertainment worlds.


Expensive Thanksgiving Soup

   Why was the Thanksgiving soup so expensive? Because it had 24 carrots!


   Transform a classic vegetable soup into a luxurious dish with this pun-laden joke. It's a culinary journey through wordplay.


Pre-Roast Turkey Banter

   What did the turkey say before it was roasted? "Quack, quack!"


   Add a touch of foul language to your Thanksgiving dinner with this amusing pre-roast banter. It's a quack-tastic surprise!


Stuffed Thanksgiving Day

   How do you keep Thanksgiving Day from becoming a cold turkey? You make sure it's stuffed!


   Ensure your Thanksgiving is warm and stuffed with this joke that adds a cozy twist to the holiday festivities. It's comfort food for the soul.


Saucy Cranberry

   Why did the cranberry go to the doctor? It was feeling saucy!


   Bring a touch of medical drama to your Thanksgiving table with this saucy joke. It's a very good prescription for laughter.


Pumpkin Pi

   What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter? Pumpkin pi!


   Combine the world of mathematics with the love of pumpkins in this clever joke. It's a mathematical feast for the brain.


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Turkey Trot Dance

   What's the best dance to do on Thanksgiving? The turkey trot!


   Get your guests moving with this festive dance-inspired joke. It's a toe-tapping addition to the Thanksgiving celebration.


Can Opener Woes

   What do you call a can opener that doesn't work? A can't opener!


   Bring some kitchen humor to the table with this can-opening joke. It's a twist on the everyday struggles we all face.


Turkey Crossing the Road

   Why did the turkey cross the road? To prove it wasn't chicken!


   Give the classic joke format a Thanksgiving twist with this poultry-inspired punchline. It's a feather-ruffling joke for the ages.


Rude-Dolph Turkey

   What do you call a turkey that's got no manners? Rude-olph!


   Infuse a bit of holiday spirit into your Thanksgiving with this play on the famous reindeer's name. It's a nod to both Thanksgiving and Christmas cheer.


Autumn Leaf Banter

   What did one autumn leaf say to another? "I'm falling for you!"


   Bring the beauty of autumn into your Thanksgiving jokes with this playful leafy banter. It's a heartwarming exchange straight from nature.


 Stuffing Therapy

   Why did the stuffing go to therapy? It had too many emotional issues!


   Turn your stuffing into a character with depth in this humorous therapy-themed joke. It's comfort food for the soul and the psyche.


Turkey-Ghost Duo

   What's the difference between a turkey and a ghost? Turkeys have drumsticks, ghosts have boo-legs!


   Blend Halloween and Thanksgiving with this spirited joke that explores the differences between two iconic figures. It's a ghoulishly good time!


Butternut Compliment

   What did the sweet potato say to the butternut squash? "You're my butter half!"


   Let the vegetables exchange sweet compliments with this heartwarming and pun-filled joke. It's a delightful twist on a classic phrase.


 Talkative Thanksgiving Soup

   Why was the Thanksgiving soup so talkative? It had a lot of gorgeous stories to share!


  Wrap up your Thanksgiving joke marathon with this whimsical soup-themed joke. It's a playful nod to the talkative nature of a well-seasoned soup.


As you embark on your Thanksgiving festivities, let these jokes be the secret ingredient to a joy-filled celebration.


From historical humor to pun-tactic plays on words, these jokes will surely bring laughter to the table and create lasting memories for you and your loved ones.


Get ready to feast on delicious food and the shared joy that comes from a good, hearty laugh. Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with merriment, gratitude, and an abundance of giggles!