In less than 24 hours, we’ll be gathered round the table with loved ones eating until our pants buttons pop and fatigue settles in. Those who make it to the couch will grab the remote in hopes of finding something to watch until Black Friday activities commence. Whether you’re in a house taken over by kids or men or whether you’re waiting for dinner or stuffing your face with leftovers, take in some festive programming in between.–Nicole Brown
1. Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade
9 a.m. ET on NBC
For many households, taking in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving bash is tradition. This year marks the 86th anniversary of the NYC spectacle, which will include a long list list of celebrities, including Flo Rida and “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepson. Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie will host once again.
Spike Lee’s BAD25 Documentary
9:30 p.m. ET on ABC
The legendary Brooklynite director reminds us that “Bad” can be good with an oral history of Michael Jackson’s third solo album.
Set to debut on ABC Thanksgiving night, the much anticipated documentary will include never-before-seen footage from the making of the groundbreaking record and interviews with MJ collaborators.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
8 p.m. ET on ABC
Few TV movies have stood the test of time as long as A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Originally aired in 1973 and every year since, Charlie, Lucy and Snoopy have consistently brought smiles to the faces of children (and adults) across the country.
Turkey Day isn’t complete without one of America’s favorite pasttimes! In a house full of testoterone, football will put a busy home at ease and keep men glued to their seats. Start your day off with the Houstan Texans v. Detroit Lions match at 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
If you get bored with that game, switch over to the Washington Redskins v. Dallas Cowboys match at 4:15 p.m. ET on Fox before tuning into the NY Jets v. New England Patriots showdown at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.