Your Guide To All Thanksgiving TV Marathons And Specials This Turkey Day

Friends Jennifer Aniston Rachel Green Ross Geller David Schwimmer NBC

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Thanksgiving is almost here, which means great food, and a whole bunch of TV marathons and specials! Get ready to dig into the heartiest options that television has to offer to get your attention throughout the holiday week. If you are in need of something to watch the old-fashioned way, traditional TV networks have you covered.

No need to flick to streaming rivals! You can still check out a marathon of shows chosen for you by networks that know what you want. From holiday-centric movies and television options to a chance to catch up on Friends, it is all here. Time to begin with the big day – Thanksgiving!

12 Gifts of Christmas Katrina Law Anna Parisi Aaron O'Connell Marc Rehnquist Hallmark

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Hallmark has got you covered with one of my favorites (12 Gifts of Christmas starring Hawaii Five-0 newcomer Katrina Law) and many more, per TV Guide! You can also catch up on Homeland before its final season airs next year, among other options.

Thursday, November 28

Hallmark Christmas Movies - Hallmark Channel - 12:06 a.m.

Forensic Files - HLN - 1 a.m.

The Andy Griffith Show - Sundance - 5:30 a.m.

Lifetime Christmas Movies - Lifetime - 8 a.m.

Harry Potter Movie Marathon - USA - 9 a.m.

Homeland - Showtime2 - 9 a.m.

Below Deck - Bravo - 11 a.m.

Friends - TBS - 1 p.m.

Law & Order - Sundance - 3 p.m.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - AMC - 7 p.m.

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration - ABC - 8 p.m.

American Gods Ian McShane Mr. Wednesday Ricky Whittle Shadow Moon Starz

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Friday will give you the chance to choose from quite a bit! From old classics to watching some fun competition on Family Feud to a chance to catch up on some recent hits, like American Gods, Friday offers plenty to keep you on the couch while eating some leftovers.

Friday, November 29

Deadly Women - ID - 4 a.m.

The Andy Griffith Show - Sundance - 5 a.m.

M.A.S.H. - AMC - 5:30 a.m.

Bravo's Big Picture - Bravo - 6 a.m.

American Gods - Starz Edge - 10 a.m.

Friends - TBS - 10 a.m.

Harry Potter movie marathon - USA - 10:11 a.m.

NCIS: Los Angeles - ION - 11 a.m.

Family Feud - GSN - 12 p.m.

Last Man Standing - CMT – 2 p.m.

Shark Tank - CNBC - 3 p.m.

Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - Freeform - 4 p.m.

The Office Pam Beesley Jenna Fischer NBC

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Friends is not the only show leaving Netflix offering a TV marathon this week! The Office is also bidding adieu to the streamer, but you won't need Netflix to watch the Dunder Mifflin shenanigans in the coming days. Plus, get a chance to watch NCIS: New Orleans before that recent shocker.

Saturday, November 30

Snapped - Oxygen - 12 a.m.

Roseanne - TV Land - 1 a.m.

NCIS: New Orleans - TNT - 4 a.m.

The Office - Comedy Central - 5 a.m.

Twilight Movie Marathon - E! - 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

X-Men Movie Marathon - FX - 10:30 a.m.

Christmas Movie Marathon - AMC - 10:45 a.m.

Lifetime Christmas Movies - Lifetime - 11 a.m.

Family Feud - GSN - 2:30 p.m.

Final Destination Movie Marathon - IFC - 3:45 p.m.

The Santa Clause Franchise Marathon - Freeform - 7:45 p.m.

John Wick Keanu Reeves Summit

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John Wick is getting a television spinoff and it is a prequel, so it's only fitting that the John Wick movies are marathoning over the holiday weekend. Relive the films that made it all possible on the network that is also bringing you the knockout drama Yellowstone. If you need a break, Hallmark will still be there for you.

Sunday, December 1

Ridiculousness - MTV - 12 a.m.

Hallmark Christmas Movies - Hallmark - 12:06 a.m.

Friends - TBS - 6 a.m.

Death Race Movie Marathon - IFC - 11:30 a.m.

Law & Order: SVU - USA - 12 p.m.

The Simpsons - FXX - 12 p.m.

SpongeBob SquarePants - Nick - 12 p.m.

John Wick Movie Marathon - Paramount - 1:35 p.m.

NCIS: New Orleans - Pop - 2 p.m.

The Santa Clause Franchise Marathon - Freeform - 2:45 p.m.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - AMC - 6 p.m.

Worth noting is that The Great Christmas Light Fight will have its Season 7 premiere on Monday, December 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. I have never missed an episode and you will not want to either! It is the feel-good reality competition of the holidays, in my opinion. The AMC marathon should help get you ready for what is to come.

In a world that is seeing streaming really change things up in entertainment, there is something comforting to me about TV marathons. In one day, you can watch a lot of what currently airing and past television shows have to offer. It can help take the pressure out of trying to come up with something to watch. The holidays are hectic enough!

As if the Thanksgiving marathons aren't enough, there are also a bunch of new television shows coming to Netflix before the end of the year. Options range from royal TV suggestions by CinemaBlend’s Gina Carbone to what CinemaBlend’s Mick Joest thinks is awesome among December’s new content. Do you still not have enough TV to watch? Then check out this winter’s premieres.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.