While you were busying yourself with stuffing recipes and finding the perfect turkey, Latin Times has been creating a tired and true collection of the best TV and movie specials for Thanksgiving 2013. So obviously we have been using our time more productively.

Regardless, while recipes may be pressing, and your family is probably dying to know what the menu will consist of, be sure to make time to settle down on your couch and take a few minutes or hours to prepare for the Turkey day holiday by watching the best TV specials!And while the Thanksgiving-themed episodes of your favorite shows are sure to get you into the holiday mood, there is also plenty of TV to watch on actually Turkey Day!

So forget about your family and glue yourself to the remote, because we have a lot of channel surfing to do. Just kidding, well not totally, but after you've spent time with your family, given thanks for all the love in your life, and entered into your post turkey eating coma, flip on the television because there are a ton of classic flicks to end your Thanksgiving right!


Pre-Thanksgiving TV Specials

  • Thursday, Nov. 21
  • "The Big Bang Theory" (8 p.m. on CBS)
  • The gang heads to Mrs. Wolowitz's house for Thanksgiving in "The Thanksgiving Decoupling" ... and Sheldon is not happy. Meanwhile, "Penny and Leonard must deal with a mistake from her past."
  • "Grey's Anatomy" (9 p.m. on ABC)
  • In "Somebody That I Used to Know" Meredith plans a Thanksgiving dinner at her house.
  • "The Michael J. Fox Show" (9:30 p.m. on NBC)
  • Mike's father visits in "Thanksgiving" while Annie "deals with his mother."
  • Friday, Nov. 22
  • "Last Man Standing" (8 p.m. on ABC)
  • The Baxter family is set to take Thanksgiving to the next level when Mike's dad, Bud, announces that he's going to open a recreational marijuana store.
  • "The Neighbors" (8:30 p.m. on ABC)
  • Jackie's parents get a lesson in "human relationships" when they visit for Thanksgiving.
  • "Hawaii Five-0" (9 p.m. on CBS)
  • In "Hau'oli Lā Ho'omaika'i," it's right before Thanksgiving and Five-0 are investigating the murder of a secret service agent "just as the President travels to Oahu."
  • Saturday, Nov. 23
  • "Animation Domination High-Def: Axe Cop" (11 p.m. on Fox)
  • Jack McGee guest stars as evil Turkey Turkey in "28 Days Before."
  • Sunday, Nov. 24
  • "Bob's Burgers" (8:30 p.m. on Fox)
  • In "Turkey In A Can" Bob is bent on having the perfect Thanksgiving with his family. However, his plan goes awry when the turkey he was meticulously preparing ends up in the toilet "in an act of Thanksgiving sabotage."
  • "American Dad" (9:30 p.m. on Fox)
  • Mariah Carey lends her voice to "American Dad" in their Thanksgiving-themed episode, "Kung Pao Turkey." The episode finds Stan's plans for a quiet holiday "watching football in his underwear" turned upside down when Francine's adoptive parents join the family for Thanksgiving.
  • Monday, Nov. 25
  • "Hart Of Dixie"(8 p.m. on the CW)
  • The first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving this year, and Zoe is celebrating in "Miracles." "The Voice" winner Danielle Bradbury performs.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 26
  • "The Biggest Loser" (8 p.m. on NBC)
  • Contestants celebrate Thanksgiving week with a special challenge that involves loading boxes of Thanksgiving food to help the Moore, Okla., tornado victims. The winning team gets to share the holiday with their loved ones at the ranch.
  • "Brooklyn Nine-Nine (8:30 p.m. on Fox)
  • Amy tries to host a Thanksgiving dinner for the entire precinct but Holt and Jake are forced to bail to catch a perp. Boyle ends up stepping in to "save Turkey Day."
  • "New Girl" (9 p.m. on Fox)
  • The gang takes Thanksgiving to the next level when Nick takes them camping for the holiday. Hilarity ensues as Coach and Schmidt "battle it out over who is the best woodsman." Meanwhile, Cece and Winston bond over how much they hate the outdoors.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 27
  • "Planes, Trains And Automobiles" (8 p.m. on The CW)
  • Steve Martin and John Candy star in the 1987 comedy about a three-day journey to get from New York to Chicago in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • "The SNL Thanksgiving Special" (9 p.m. on NBC)
  • Watch fan favorite Thanksgiving sketches from 39 years of SNL.

Thanksgiving Day TV Specials and Movies

  • "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" (9 a.m. on NBC)
  • Watch the 87th anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • "The Thanksgiving Day Parade" (9 a.m. on CBS)
  • Watch Kevin Frazier and Thea Andrews as they anchor the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City. The parade will feature performances by Lady Antebellum and the Broadway casts of "Cinderella," "First Date" and "A Night With Janis Joplin."
  • "The National Dog Show Presented By Purina" (12 Noon on NBC)
  • A Thanksgiving tradition -- Watch as over 3,000 dogs battle it out to be crowned "best in show."
  • "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" (8 p.m. on ABC)
  • The 1973 special will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Watch the classic as Charlie Brown tries to host a special dinner for the gang.
  • "Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular" (9:30 p.m. on ABC)
  • Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, RuPaul and Kristen bell will join Lady Gaga and the Muppets in a special holiday musical.


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