What TV should you watch on Thanksgiving Day? Whether you’re looking for sporting events or just something relaxing and traditional in order to get your cooking done, we’ve got your hookup within this piece!
Of course, all of the times listed for the programs below are Eastern. We’ll have more details on all of these various events throughout the day, so we suggest coming back to CarterMatt and checking out a little bit about them then.
Macy’s Parade 2018, 9:00 a.m., NBC – Typically, the first hour or so of the parade is a series of Broadway performances. After that, many of your favorite floats are stopping by alongside a number of celebrity guests and performers. Bad Bunny, Barenaked Ladies, Bazzi, Ally Brooke, Kane Brown, Brynn Cartelli, Jack & Jack, John Legend, Leona Lewis, Ella Mai, and more will be appearing … as will Santa Claus.
Tomorrow, we’ll be back in the morning specifically to focus on any notable parade highlights, plus performances and also if there are some standout floats we get a chance to see.
National Dog Show, 12:00 p.m., NBC – It’s really the perfect follow-up to the parade, or the perfect way in which someone can convince you to adopt a new puppy. We’ll be covering the winner of the show, and maybe other a few different fun things we get to see along the way.
MasterChef Junior: Celebrity Showdown, 8:00 p.m., Fox – Just in case you want a little bit of MasterChef wedged in to some of your other holiday-oriented programming.
Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m., CBS – The Thanksgiving tradition continues of the Lions hosting a game on Turkey Day. There are at least some implications for the playoffs here, with the two being divisional rivals. We’ll be offering up our take potentially on the National Anthem for the big game.
Washington vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m., Fox – The second traditional Thanksgiving Day game, yet again featuring bitter rivals and this one could have a lot of say in terms of who wins the division. Here, our focus is going to be mostly on the Anthem, with a little bit of the halftime performance mixed in here. The Cowboys have a tendency to go big with that at this point in the year.
A Country Christmas, 7:00 p.m., CMT – Just in case you like to think of Thanksgiving Day as the first day of the holiday season, this special is going to be for you! It’s a real chance to dive in and embrace the holiday before almost anyone else.
Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:20 p.m., NBC – Yep, that is a weird start time. Anyone, given that this is another divisional game we can basically say with confidence that the NFL apparently just wants people to get into fights for Thanksgiving.
What do you want to see on Thanksgiving TV? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments! (Photo: NBC.)