2015 Thanksgiving TV Programming

The 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
On Thursday, Americans will gather around their tables to celebrate Thanksgiving.

And after consumption of the holiday feast, many retire to their couches for viewing appropriately-themed television programming.

Worth noting are two historical shows – “The Pilgrims” from PBS and “Saints & Strangers” from the National Geographic Channel – which provide additional context regarding the origins of the get-together.

"Americans may be seeking an alternative to watching sports or news highlights from Black Friday riots. Family-friendly Thanksgiving programming with a spice of edginess could be a huge success,” said Ryan McCormick, co-founder of Goldman McCormick PR.

Here’s the list of Thanksgiving and other holiday specials, which rapidly switch to Christmas. All times are EST.

Tuesday, November 24

*8 p.m. “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” ABC.
*8 p.m. “American Experience” – “The Pilgrims,” PBS.

Wednesday, November 25

*11:03 p.m. “The Real Story of Thanksgiving,” History.

Thursday, November 26

*9 a.m. “The 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,” NBC.
*12 p.m. “The National Dog Show,” NBC.
*7 p.m. “Saints & Strangers” – Part 1, National Geographic Channel.
*9 p.m. “Saints & Strangers” – Part 2, National Geographic Channel.
*9:30 p.m. “American Experience” – “The Pilgrims,” PBS.
*11 p.m. “Saints & Strangers” – Part 3, National Geographic Channel.

Friday, November 27

*8 p.m. “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” (1970), ABC.

Saturday, November 28

*8 p.m. “Frosty the Snowman” (1969), CBS.
*8:30 p.m. “Home Alone,” AMC.
*8:31 p.m. “Frosty Returns” (1995), CBS.
*9 p.m. “The Story of Santa Claus,” CBS.

Author: Brian Cameron


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