Thanksgiving dinner doesn't have to be an awkward time where you're forced to make boring small talk with relatives you haven't seen all year. You can break the ice with some holiday-themed jokes and get everyone laughing in no time.

Need inspiration? No problem. Autumn puns and one-liners abound on the internet, and we've collected some of the best to help you survive Thursday's meal. Here are 20 Thanksgiving-themed jokes, copied from Boys' Life,, Jokes4Us and Enchanted Learning:

What's the most musical part of a turkey?

The drumstick.


Why was the chef late to Thanksgiving?

He lost track of thyme.


What do you get when you drop a pumpkin?



Why is Thanksgiving so expensive?

It involves 24 carrots.


Which side of a turkey has the most feathers?

The outside.



What should you wear to Thanksgiving dinner?

A har-vest.


What always comes at the end of Thanksgiving?

The letter "g."


Why did the chewing gum cross the road?

It was stuck on the turkey's foot!


Why did the police arrest the turkey?

They suspected fowl play.


What happened when the turkey got into a fight?

He got the stuffing knocked out of him.


If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?



Why did the Pilgrims' pants keep falling down?

Because their belt buckles were on their hats.


Knock, knock.

(Who's there?)


(Waddle who?)

Waddle I do if you don't open the door?


What's a little turkey called?

A goblet.


What are unhappy cranberries called?



What's the best thing to put into a pumpkin pie?

Your teeth.


What's a turkey's favorite dessert?

Peach gobbler.


What did one autumn leaf say to another?

I’m falling for you.


Why did the cranberries turn red?

Because they saw the turkey dressing.


What do Pilgrims call their friends?