After you’ve finished eating your Thanksgiving feast, there’s only one thing left to do. Flop onto the couch, unbutton the top button of your pants, and turn on the TV. Watching TV all day may be frowned upon most of the time but on Thanksgiving? It’s just what you do. Luckily, there are several great Thanksgiving TV marathons to indulge in this year. Which one will you be enjoying?
Here are the best Thanksgiving TV marathons to watch this year:
The Harry Potter Marathon used to take place on Freeform, but now USA Network has answered the magical call. The marathon starts on Thanksgiving morning at 9 a.m. with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, and Prisoner of Azkaban will also play on Thursday, but the marathon continues through Saturday. Here’s the full schedule:
Thursday, Nov. 28
9:00 a.m. — Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
11:52 a.m. — Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone
3:19 p.m. — Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets
7:00 p.m. — Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban
Friday, Nov. 29
6:30 a.m. — Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets
10:11 a.m. — Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban
1:10 p.m. — Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire
4:35 p.m. — Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix
7:35 p.m. — Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince
Saturday, Nov. 30
10:30 a.m. — Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix
1:31 p.m. — Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince
4:48 p.m. — Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Part 1
8:10 p.m. — Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Thanksgiving is the official start of Christmas movie season. And when you’ve got as many Christmas movies to play as Hallmark does, there’s no point in easing into things slowly. Starting at 12:06 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, Hallmark will be showing Christmas movies around the clock. Like, until Christmas. 24 hours a day. There are so many movies. So. Many.
There are 10 seasons of Friends and every single season has a Thanksgiving-themed episode. TBS is going to be showing them all in order starting at 1:00 p.m. ET. Could Thanksgiving TV be any better than that?
That’s right. Give the people what they want, Bravo. Watch a ton of Below Deck this Thanksgiving — the marathon starts at 11:00 a.m. ET and continues until 6:00 p.m. The best part of this marathon is that it has absolutely nothing to do with Thanksgiving or holidays in general, but who cares? It’s Below Deck! That show is highly binge-able.
Starting at 6:00 a.m. ET, Sundance will be airing an Andy Griffith Show marathon. Nothing like the wholesome happenings of Mayberry to get you in the mood for Thanksgiving. But then! Everything changes starting at 2:00 p.m. That’s when Sundance switches over to a Law & Order marathon. Is this a great idea for a Thanksgiving marathon, or the greatest idea for a Thanksgiving marathon? We can’t tell for sure, but we love it so much.
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