What To Watch On TV With Your Family During Thanksgiving Weekend

Gobble up all this programming.

Thanksgiving is a time to eat turkey, spend time with family, shop for amazing deals, head to the theater to see the latest blockbuster, and officially gear up for Christmas and/or Hanukkah — but it's also important to know what's on TV. This time of year offers up a wide variety of programming, so consider this your go-to guide for what to watch this weekend.


Even just sticking to broadcast networks — that's the big five of ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and The CW — you can catch everything from holiday-themed specials (for both Thanksgiving and the gift-giving ones), football games, and other random, fun-filled programs. From Wednesday through Sunday, there's plenty to keep you, your friends, and your family occupied.

Check here to see what's hitting the small screen for this food-filled day, as there's something for each member of the family or, ideally, the entire bunch:


8 p.m. ET | A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (ABC)
8 p.m. ET | iHeartRadio Music Festival (The CW)
10 p.m. ET | Lights, Camera, Christmas! Inside Holiday Movie Classics (ABC)


9:00 a.m. ET | The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC)
12 p.m. ET | National Dog Show (NBC)
12:30 p.m. ET | Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions (Fox)
4:30 p.m. ET | Los Angeles Chargers vs. Dallas Cowboys (CBS)
5:30 p.m. ET | Ole Miss at Mississippi State (ESPN)
8:30 p.m. ET | New York Giants vs. Washington (NBC)


10 a.m. ET | Baylor vs. TCU (FS1)
10 a.m. ET | Miami vs. Pittsburgh (ABC)
10 a.m. ET | Navy vs. Houston (ESPN)
1:30 p.m. ET | South Florida vs. UCF (ABC)
6 p.m. ET | Virginia Tech vs. Virginia (ESPN)
6 p.m. ET | Texas Tech vs. Texas (Fox)
8 p.m. ET | Frosty the Snowman (CBS)
8 p.m. ET | How the Grinch Stole Christmas (NBC)
8 p.m. ET | Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (ABC)
8:30 p.m. ET | Frosty Returns (CBS)
8:30 p.m. ET | DreamWorks Trolls Holiday (NBC)
8:30 p.m. ET | California vs. UCLA (FS1)
9 p.m. ET | Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special (CBS)


10 a.m. ET | Florida State vs. Florida (ESPN)
10 a.m. ET | Ohio State vs. Michigan (Fox)
12:30 p.m. ET | Premier League Soccer: Liverpool vs. Chelsea (NBC)
1:30 p.m. ET | Alabama vs. Auburn (CBS)
2 p.m. ET | Michigan State vs. Rutgers (Fox)
2:30 p.m. ET | Arizona vs. Arizona State (Pac-12 Networks)
5 p.m. ET | Oregon State vs. Oregon (ESPN2)
5:30 p.m. ET | Clemson vs. South Carolina (ESPN)
8 p.m. ET | Colorado vs. Utah (FS1)


1 p.m. ET | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons (Fox)
1 p.m. ET | Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
1 p.m. ET | Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts (Fox)
1 p.m. ET | Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
1 p.m. ET | Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots (CBS)
1 p.m. ET | Carolina Panthers vs. New York Jets (Fox)
1 p.m. ET | Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Fox)
4 p.m. ET | 30 Years: A Celebration of the James Beard Foundation (ABC)
4:05 p.m. ET | Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers (Fox)
4:25 p.m. ET | Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders (CBS)
4:25 p.m. ET | New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Rams (CBS)
4:25 p.m. ET | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Arizona Cardinals (CBS)
8:30 p.m. ET | Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (NBC)
4:30 p.m. ET | 89 Blocks (Fox)
7 p.m. ET | Miss Universe Pageant (Fox)

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