Thanksgiving is a time for family, food, and fun. However there might be times during this family holiday that you will need a break. So we’ve created a list of some things you can catch on t.v. this Thanksgiving.

For the Traditionalist
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeThis can be found on all three of the major channels, CBS, NBC, and ABC. The parade begins at 0900 EST time. But have no fear, if you missed the original airing, NBC will be reshowing the parade at 2:00pm EST

For the Sports Lover

CBS seems to be kicking of the traditional Thanksgiving football:
Houston at Detroit 1230 EST
Houston at Detroit — 9:30 am PST —CBS Photo: Dave Einsel, Associated Press / SF

FOX will be taking the reigns after CBS with:
Washington at Dallas 4:30pm EST

Washington at Dallas —1:15 pm PST — FOX  Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Associated Press / SF

Lastly, NBC will rounding out the football:
New England at New York 8:30pm ESTNew England at NY Jets — 5:20 pm PST — NBC  Photo: Charles Krupa, Associated Press / SF
(All photos were taken from this website)

For the James Bond Fan

The Syfy channel will be having a all day marathon of some of the most loved James Bond movies during Thanksgiving. Some of the classics include Octopussy and GoldenEye.

For the Crime Fighter

TNT will be having an all day marathon of the crime-fighting-with-some-comedy-thrown-in show Castle.


For the Mafia FanaticStarting in midday AMC will be having a mini Godfather marathon. For those you of who love the mob classic, Godfather and Godfather II will both be playing. Sorry, no Godfather III love.

For the Home Renovators/Designer

HGTV will be hosting a marathon of Property Brothers/Buying and Selling the two shows featuring the tall, handsome twins Jonathan and Drew Scott. But more than good looks, they also provide great design.

For the Family

FX will be hosting fun, family friendly movies all day long. Kung Fu Panda will begin the day while Shrek Forever After will play continuously from midday on.

And for those of you wanting a more classic family fun show, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will be playing on ABC tonight at 8:00pm EST

So as you can see there are tons of options for everyone out there to watch this Thanksgiving! So what will you be watching?