Guide To TV Marathons & Specials This Thanksgiving Week
Is there anything better than just relaxing on the couch after a hefty Thanksgiving feast and watching some of your favorite TV shows and movies all over again? We think not.
So this year, we’re giving thanks to the multiple networks that are airing select TV and movie marathons this Thanksgiving week to help with the vegetation process following a post-Thanksgiving dinner food coma. Channel Guide magazine compiled a hearty list of marathons and holiday TV specials running all Thanksgiving week-long to make the choosing what to watch easier!
Check out a few of the selections from each night, and for a more extensive list of Thanksgiving marathons, visit ChannelGuide.com.
Tuesday, November 26th
Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas Begins – Nov. 20-30 on ABC Family. For 10 days, ABC Family will be airing various holiday programming, including the premiere movie Christmas Bounty on Nov. 26.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Nov. 26 at 8pm on CBS. The original Rankin/Bass holiday classic remastered for today’s audiences.
Wednesday, November 27th
American Pickers Marathon – Nov. 27 from 11am-10pm on History. Several episodes, including a premiere at 9pm.
Charlie Brown Marathon – Nov. 27 beginning at 4pm on ABC Family. A marathon of Peanuts movies Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown; Snoopy, Come Home; Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown; and A Boy Named Charlie Brown.
Duck Dynasty Marathon – Nov. 27 from 7pm-4:02am, and Nov. 28 from 6pm-4:02am on A&E.
SNL Thanksgiving – Nov. 27 at 10pm on NBC. A two-hour compilation of memorable Thanksgiving and family-themed moments and sketches over the years on Saturday Night Live.
Thursday, November 28th
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Nov. 28 from 9am-noon on NBC.
Swamp People Marathon – Nov. 28 from 7am-6pm on History.
Thanksgiving Weekend on Comedy Central – Nov. 28 at 9am-Dec. 1 at midnight on Comedy Central. Comedy Central says it will bring four days of its most popular series, stand-up and movies.
Friends Marathon – Nov. 28 from 10am-5pm on TBS. Marathon includes all 10 Thanksgiving episodes of the series.
Castle Marathon – Nov. 28 from 10am-11pm on TNT.
Harry Potter Marathon – Nov. 28-30 on ABC Family (beginning Nov. 28 at 1pm). A three-day marathon of the Harry Potter movies, concluding with the network TV premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Nov. 30 at 8pm.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – Nov. 28 at 8pm on ABC. This year marks the 40th anniversary of this 1973 Peanuts special.
A Mary Christmas – Nov. 28 at 8pm on Revolt TV. “A Mary Christmas” features Mary J. Blige as she shares her take on Christmas classics, along with special guest Tyrese and host Queen Latifah.
Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular – Nov. 28 at 9:30pm on ABC. This 90-minute special airs on Thanksgiving night and features pop superstar Lady Gaga teaming with the lovable Muppets to sing holiday favorites and Lady Gaga hits.
Friday, November 29th
Pawn Stars Marathon – Nov. 29 from 8am-Nov. 30 at 4:02am on History.
Star Wars Marathons – Nov. 29 from 2pm-12:30am; Nov. 30 from 12pm-1:30am on Spike.
Hitchcock Marathon – Nov. 29 beginning at 9am on AMC.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Nov. 29 at 8pm on ABC.
Garth Brooks, Live From Las Vegas – Nov. 29 live at 9pm (tape-delayed PT) on CBS. This live concert special features Garth Brooks’ final performance of his one-man show at the Wynn Las Vegas, which has played to sold-out audiences for the past three years.
Saturday, November 30th
The Story of Santa Claus – Nov. 30 at 9pm on CBS. Edward Asner, Betty White and Tim Curry are featured voices in this animated musical holiday special.
Sunday, December 1st
Keeping Up With the Kardashians: A Very Merry Christmas – Dec. 1 at 8:30pm on E!.