Thanksgiving is only a few days away and by the time the weekend comes around you’ll be in the mood to celebrate the good things in life (i.e. food) with your family and friends! Aside from the turkey dinner with all the tasty trimmings, binge watching holiday specials and movies is a great way to relax after stuffing your face!
If you’re wondering what to watch on Thanksgiving weekend, wait no more! Here is your movie guide to Thanksgiving specials and the best Thanksgiving movies of all time. The weekend after November 24 brings family, friends, acquaintances, and even not-so-loved ones together, so if the post-election political quarrels and family drama gets out of hand, escape to the living room and tune into some of the shows listed below! It might help to have some top 40 pop songs playing in the background, or anything that would be loved by all. Saturday Night Live had the right idea as their hilarious skit (shown below) reveals how a simple pop culture element can make everyone play nice! Check out the schedule below to find out what movies and holiday specials are playing this week.
Holiday Specials & Movies
Wednesday, November 23:
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (8-9 p.m., ABC)
Macy’s 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Special (8-9 p.m., NBC)
SNL Thanksgiving 2016 (9-11 p.m., NBC)
Thursday, November 24:
Macy’s 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade (9 a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m., NBC)
Thanksgiving Day Parade (9 a.m.-noon, CBS)
Friends Thanksgiving Episode Marathon (11 a.m.-4 p.m., TBS)
Home Alone (2:30 p.m., HBO2)
The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (8-9 p.m., ABC)
Right after Thanksgiving, many will be rushing to pick up their Christmas trees, decorate their houses in lights and start shopping for presents. If Thanksgiving gets you stressed out, Christmas must be even worse, so before you embark on your Christmas to do list adventures, kick back for a few more days and ease into the spirit with these beloved Christmas-themed movies! Classic movies like Frosty the Snowman, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town will warm your heart with Christmas cheer, so enjoy a marathon with those you hold dear!
Friday, November 25:
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (8 p.m., CW)
Frosty the Snowman (8-8:32 p.m., CBS)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (8-8:35 p.m., NBC)
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (8-9 p.m., ABC)
Frosty Returns (8:32-9:01 p.m., CBS)
How Murray Saved Christmas (8:35-9:05 p.m., NBC)
Saturday, November 26:
Robbie the Reindeer (8-9 p.m., CBS)
The Story of Santa Claus (9-10 p.m., CBS)
Sunday, November 27:
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special (7-7:30 p.m., Fox)
Monday, November 28:
CMA Country Christmas (8 p.m. ABC)
Tuesday, November 29:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (8 p.m. CBS)
Wednesday, November 30:
Christmas in Rockefeller Center (8 p.m. NBC)
For a full list of holiday specials leading up to Christmas, visit TVGuide.com.