Turkey day TV guide

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Thanksgiving Day is a time to spend with family, give gratitude and watch television. (Stock Photo)

Thanksgiving Day is a time to spend with family, give gratitude and watch television. (Stock Photo)

On Thanksgiving Day, TV is as much a part of the tradition as the turkey. And let’s face it, after second helpings of candied yams and pumpkin pie, lounging is about the only thing you can do. When parades and football games are as plentiful as gravy, it can be difficult to know what to watch. So follow our guide for easy TV, and have a happy Thanksgiving.

 

NFL Games

Packers at Lions, 10:30 a.m. on FOX

Raiders at Cowboys, 2:30 p.m. on CBS

Steelers at Ravens, 6:30 p.m. on NBC

 

Parades

McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade, 7 a.m. on WGN America

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 7 a.m. on CBS

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 9 a.m. on NBC

Thanksgiving Specials

“Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade,” 2 p.m. on Hallmark Channel

“Back in Time for Thanksgiving,” 3 p.m. on Cooking Channel

“The Thanksgiving House,” 4 p.m. on Hallmark Channel

“Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” 7 p.m. on ABC

“Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular,” 8:30 p.m. on ABC

“The Real Story of Thanksgiving,” 9 p.m. on History Channel

 

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Kylee Norton studied English literature at Utah State University. While completing her master's degree, she taught freshmen and sophomore English courses. Since graduating, she has worked as an editorial intern in Los Angeles, a copy writer, and an associate editor for Bennett Communications. She can usually be found with her nose in a book or making adventurous travel plans. She currently lives in Riverton with her husband and daughter.

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