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75 Funny Thanksgiving Jokes to Make Everyone Laugh

By Elisha Baba


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Thanksgiving jokes have been around as long as families have been celebrating the holiday, since the pilgrim ages, you might say. And if there’s one thing you can count on over the holidays, it’s overbearing relatives, forced family time, and more than your fair share of dad – and step-dad, and grandad . . . . well, you get the picture – jokes can add some humor and get everyone having a good time.

75 Funny Thanksgiving Jokes to Make Everyone Laugh

Below are 75 of the best Thanksgiving-themed jokes we’ve encountered leading up to the season. Whether you’re looking for classic dad jokes or some jokes about turkey, make sure you have at least one ready for your next Thanksgiving get-together.

Your jokes might just be the highlight of the occasion. At the very least, it will give people something to collectively groan about in the future.

75 Best Thanksgiving Jokes for a Funny Turkey Day

Thanksgiving Turkey Jokes

  1. “What kind of weather does a turkey like? Fowl weather.”
  2. “What did the Thanksgiving turkey say to the Christmas ham? Nice to meat you.”
  3. “Did you hear about the turkey prom? It was a Butterball.”
  4. “How does a turkey travel? By gravy train.”
  5. “Why did they let the turkey join the band? Because he had his own drumsticks.”
  6. “If you call a big turkey a gobbler, what do you call a little one? A goblet.”
  7. “Why did the turkey bring a microphone to dinner? He was ready for a roast.”
  8. “How can you tell the difference between chickens and turkeys? Chickens celebrate Thanksgiving.”
  9. “What do turkeys use to serve wine? A gob-let.”
  10. “What did one turkey say to the other? Let’s get basted.”
  11. “What was the turkey thankful for on Thanksgiving? Vegetarians.”
  12. “Why did the turkey cross the road twice? To prove it wasn’t chicken.”
  13. “What do you call a turkey on the run? Fast food.”
  14. “What sound does a turkey’s phone make? Wing wing wing.”
  15. “Why do turkeys gobble? Because they never learned table manners.”
  16. “How many cooks do you need to stuff a turkey? One, but sometimes they don’t fit.”
  17. “What did the leftover turkey say? Make me a sandwich.”
  18. “Why are turkeys good at rebelling? They love a coup.”
  19. “Did you hear about the rude turkey? It was jerk-y.”

Side Dish and Dessert Thanksgiving Jokes

  1. “Why don’t side dishes tell jokes? They’re too corny.”
  2. “What did one pumpkin pie say to the other? Do you want a piece of me?”
  3. “What do you call a sad cranberry? A blueberry.”
  4. “What vegetables would you like with your Thanksgiving dinner? Beets me.”
  5. “What happens when potatoes drink too much? They get mashed.”
  6. “What do sweet potatoes wear to bed? Yammies.”
  7. ”What did the pumpkin say to the squash? Oh, my gourd.”
  8. “What’s a turkey’s favorite dessert? Peach gobbler.”
  9. “What Thanksgiving treat is the most popular at the kids’ table? Crayon-berry sauce.”
  10. “Why were the beans accused of being jealous of all the other side dishes? They were so green.”
  11. “Why is corn so popular on Thanksgiving? It’s a-maize-ing.”
  12. “What did the salad say to the butter who kept making jokes? You’re on a roll.”
  13. “What’s Frankenstein’s favorite Thanksgiving dish? Monster mash potatoes and grave-y.”
  14. “How did the Thanksgiving cheese plate go over? Everyone was grateful.”
  15. “Why was the Thanksgiving soup so expensive? It was 24 carrots.”
  16. “Do you know where to get turkey stock in bulk? The stock market.”
  17. “Why didn’t the turkey want dessert? He was stuffed!”
  18. “Why don’t side dishes tell jokes? They’re too corny.”

Dad Jokes for Thanksgiving

  1. “Why was the turkey expelled from the game? It committed a fowl.”
  2. “What did Hans Solo say to Luke Skywalker on Thanksgiving? May the forks be with you.”
  3. “If fruit comes from fruit trees, where do turkeys come from? Poul-trees.”
  4. “What does every mom want to make on Thanksgiving? Dinner reservations.”
  5. “What do you call a turkey the day after Thanksgiving? Lucky.”
  6. “What’s the best way to fix a broken pumpkin? Use a pumpkin patch.”
  7. “Why did the cranberries turn red? Because they saw the turkey dressing.”
  8. “What key has legs and can’t open a door? A tur-key.”
  9. “Why didn’t the chef season the turkey? There wasn’t enough thyme.”
  10. “What do you wear to a Thanksgiving dinner? A har-vest.”
  11. “Why did the turkey get detention at school? Because it used fowl language.”
  12. “When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving? When you’re looking at a dictionary.”
  13. “What happened to the turkey who got in a fight? He got the stuffing knocked out of him.”
  14. “How do little pumpkins cross the road? With a crossing gourd.’
  15. “Why should you never tell secrets in a cornfield? Because the corn has ears.”
  16. “Did you hear about the scarecrow who won first prize? It was outstanding in its field.”
  17. “What comes at the end of Thanksgiving? The G.”
  18. “What did the turkey say to the hunter on Thanksgiving day? Quack quack.”
  19. “Did you hear about the turkey haunted house? It had a poultry-geist.”
  20. “What did the autumn leaf say to the tree? I’m falling for you.”

Thanksgiving Knock Knock Jokes

  1. “Knock knock. Who’s there? Aida. Aida who? Aida lot more than I should have.”
  2. “Knock knock. Who’s there? Norma Lee. Normal Lee who? Norma Lee I don’t eat this much.”
  3. “Knock-knock. Who’s there? Justin. Justin who? Justin time for dessert.”
  4. “Knock knock. Who’s there? Dewey. Dewey who? Dewey have to wait long to eat?”
  5. “Knock knock. Who’s there? Tamara. Tamara who? Tamara we eat all the leftovers.”
  6. “Knock knock. Who’s there? Arthur. Arthur who? Arthur any leftovers?”
  7. “Knock knock. Who’s there? Handsome. Handsome who? Handsome gravy to me, please.”
  8. “Knock knock. Who’s there? Dozen. Dozen who? Dozen anyone else want pie?”

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Jokes

  1. “Why didn’t the pilgrim want to make the bread? It’s a crumby job.”
  2. “What did the pilgrims use to make cookies? May-flour.”
  3. “What kind of face does a pilgrim make when he’s in pain? A pil-grimace.”
  4. “Why do pilgrims’ pants always fall down? Because they wear their buckles on their hats.”
  5. “What is John Wayne’s favorite holiday? Thanksgiving, Pilgrim.”
  6. “What do you call an attractive pilgrim? A puri-TEN.”
  7. “What do you need to make Thanksgiving s’mores? Pil-grahms.”
  8. “What kind of music did the pilgrims listen to? Plymouth rock.”
  9. “What’s the pilgrim’s favorite dance? The turkey trot.”

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