Thanksgiving Day usually includes at least two core activities: eating and watching TV. We have a fairly good idea of what you’ll be eating. But what will you be watching?
Whether you’re staying at home, going out of town or living abroad, here are a few traditional and not-so-traditional programs to keep the Thanksgiving spirit alive…at least until Black Friday.
- Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — NBC, 9:00 am ET
The Today Show gang – Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie — host the annual event that is celebrating its 87th year.
- The National Dog Show – NBC, 12:00 pm ET
Can the Wire Fox Terrier defend its Best in Show title for a third year in a row?
- NFL Football
- Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions – FOX, 12:30 am ET
- Oakland Raiders @ Dallas Cowboys – CBS, 4:30 pm ET
- Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens – NBC, 8:30 pm ET
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – ABC, 8:00 pm ET
Poor Charlie Brown will never kick that football out of Lucy’s hands.
- Punkin Chunkin 2013 – Discovery Channel, 8:00 pm ET
Engineers compete to find out which contraption can throw the farthest pumpkin.
- Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular – ABC, 9:30 pm ET
Lady Gaga pairs up with The Muppets for a holiday show. Doesn’t make sense now, but, like David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s “Little Drummer Boy” duet, is it destined to become a holiday classic? Let’s hope.
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