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The Complete Guide to Thanksgiving on TV: 475 Episodes, Specials, Movies & Marathons

Mike Vicic - November 20, 2009








You found the list of Thanksgiving & Christmas programs for November 2009. If you want to know what's on TV this year, check out our most recent list for November 2013.







November 20 (Friday)

  • ABC Family's Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas (7-11PM): Santa Who?; I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • CMT (9-10:30PM): Larry the Cable Guy's Hula-palooza Christmas Luau
  • Fine Living (6-8PM): Ham on Turkey; Emeril Live "Traditional Thanksgiving"
  • Food Network (10-11AM): Essence of Emeril  "Home for Thanksgiving"; Essence of Emeril "Thanksgiving Meal"
  • Food Network (8-10PM): Rachael Ray's Thanksgiving in 60; Dear Food Network "Thanksgiving Disasters"




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November 26 (Thanksgiving)

  • A&E (8AM-11PM): The First 48 Marathon
  • ABC (8-11PM): A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving; Beyoncé: I Am…Yours; Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City
  • ABC Family's Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas (6-10PM): I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus; Miracle on 34th Street
  • Animal Planet: Dogs 101 Marathon; Awesome Pawsome; There's a Rhino in My House; Saved by the Lioness
  • Boomerang (10-10:30AM): The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't
  • Boomerang (7-7:30PM): The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't
  • Bravo (4:30-11PM): The Real Housewives of Orange County Marathon
  • CBS (9AM-Noon): The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS
  • CNBC (11AM-6PM): Biography on CNBC
  • Comedy Central Movie Marathon (10:30AM-7PM): My Boss' Daughter; Can't Hardly Wait; Van Wilder: Freshman Year; Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Comedy Central (8-9PM): Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special
  • Discovery Channel (All Day, Starting @ 9AM): MythBusters Marathon
  • DIY (All Day Starting @ 7AM): Cool Tools Holiday Blitz Marathon
  • E!'s Movies We Like (8-10PM): The Wedding Singer
  • Encore Family Feast (All Day Starting @ 6AM): Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Ed; Dunston Checks In; Problem Child; Rookie of the Year; Little Giants; First Kid; Beethoven; Snow Dogs; Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Fine Living (7AM-2PM): Queer Eye for the Straight Guy "Thanksgiving"; The Best Of... "Thanksgiving Feasts"; Molto Mario "Thanksgiving"; Martha Stewart's Thanksgiving Desserts; Ham on Turkey; Queer Eye for the Straight Guy  "Thanksgiving"; Emeril Live "Traditional Thanksgiving"; Emeril's Thanksgiving with Our Troops; Emeril Live "Thanksgiving Favorites"
  • Fine Living (9-10PM): Martha Stewart's Christmas Special
  • Fox Movie Special (8-10PM): Night at the Museum
  • FX (Noon-Midnight): Home Alone Marathon
  • G4 Movie Marathon (9AM-1AM): The Big Boss; Fist of Fury; Way of the Dragon; Big Trouble in Little China; Darkman; Daylight; The Lost Boys; Way of the Dragon
  • GSN (9AM-6PM): Deal or No Deal Marathon
  • Hallmark (Noon-Midnight): A Season for Miracles; Silver Bells; Finding John Christmas; When Angels Come to Town; An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving; Our First Christmas
  • HGTV (8:30AM-8PM): House Hunters & House Hunters International Marathon
  • HGTV (8-9PM): 25 Great Holiday Ideas
  • History (6-8PM): Inside Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; Home for the Holidays: The History of Thanksgiving
  • Logo (2-10PM): RuPaul's Drag Race Marathon
  • MTV (Noon-6PM): World's Strictest Parents Marathon
  • NBC (9AM-2PM): 83rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; The National Dog Show Presented by Purina
  • NBC (9-11PM): NBC's People of the Year; The Jay Leno Show Military Show w/Megan Fox
  • Nickelodeon (9PM-2AM): George Lopez marathon
  • Oxygen (All Day Starting @ 7:30AM): Snapped Marathon
  • Science (7-9PM): Punkin Chunkin 2008; Punkin Chunkin 2009
  • Sleuth Turkey-Free Stunt (All Day Starting @ 6AM): EDTV; Little Miss Sunshine; EDTV; Little Miss Sunshine; Friday After Next; Thank You For Smoking; Along Came Polly; Thank You For Smoking; Along Came Polly; Friday After Next; National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off
  • SOAPnet (7PM-Midnight): Home for the Holidates Marathon
  • SPEED (10AM-8PM): Bullrun Marathon
  • SPEED (8PM-Midnight): Dangerous Drives Marathon
  • Spike (9:30AM-9PM): Band of Brothers Marathon
  • style (All Day Starting @ 6AM): Supernanny Style-a-thon
  • Sundance (3:15PM): Dysfunctional Family Thanksgiving
  • Syfy Bond Movie Marathon (All Day Starting @ 8AM): Dr. No; License to Kill; Live and Let Die; The Spy Who Loved Me; Tomorrow Never Dies; Casino Royale;  For Your Eyes Only; The Man with the Golden Gun
  • TLC (All Day Starting @ 6AM): Cake Boss Marathon
  • Travel Paradise Marathon (9AM-8PM): Donut Paradise; Breakfast Paradise; Ice Cream Paradise; Sandwich Paradise; Hot Dog Paradise; Bar Food Paradise; Hamburger Paradise; Barbecue Paradise; Deep Fried Paradise; Steak Paradise; Steak Paradise: A Second Helping
  • TNT (10AM-6PM): The Closer Marathon
  • TV Land (9AM-6PM): The Brady Bunch Marathon
  • TV Land (6-9PM): Little House on the Prairie Marathon
  • TV Land (9PM-Midnight): Roseanne  "We Gather Together"; Roseanne "Thanksgiving 1991"; Roseanne "Thanksgiving '93"; Roseanne "Thanksgiving 1994"; Roseanne "The Last Thursday in November"
  • TV One (11:30AM-1PM): Living Single "Thanks for Giving"; Martin "Thanks for Nothing"; Martin "Feast or Famine"
  • USA (7AM-7PM): House Marathon
  • USA (9-11PM): Elf
  • VH1 (11PM-Midnight): Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular
  • WE (10AM-5PM): My Fair Wedding Marathon
  • WGN America (2:30-8PM): Newhart Marathon
































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If we missed any holiday TV events, just leave a comment and we'll add them to the list.


Research support from: Abe Fried-Tanzer; Maj Canton.