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What To Watch On TV Thanksgiving Weekend Besides Football

Because for some people, the NFL is NFHell.

Thanksgiving is often full of food, family and NFL football.

Well, no offense to traditions, but if those who celebrated the first Thanksgiving were subjected to watching the 3-7 Detroit Lions play for three hours, it's doubtful the holiday would be around today.

(Way to go, Lions. You killed my fantasy team AND Thanksgiving. Successful season.)

This Thanksgiving, we're grateful for all the movies and marathons you can watch on TV besides football. Here are some of the best ones to check out while drifting into your food comas: 

Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26

  • "Friends" marathon (Beginning Nov. 25 9:00 p.m. - 4:24 a.m. ET) Nickelodeon
  • "Gone with the Wind" (Beginning Nov. 25 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. ET) AMC
  • "House of Payne" marathon (2:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.) BET
  • "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" marathon (6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET) Bravo
  • "Star Trek: The Next Generation" marathon (6:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. ET) BBC
  • "That '70s Show" marathon (6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET) IFC
  • "Chrisley Knows Best" marathon  (6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET) USA
  • "James Bond" marathon (Beginning 6:30 a.m. ET) Syfy
  • "Dora the Explorer: Dora's Thanksgiving Day Parade" (8:00 a.m. ET) Nickelodeon
  • "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" marathon (8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) E!
  • "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" (8:00 a.m. ET) Disney
  • "Married...With Children: A Bundy Thanksgiving" (8:30 a.m. ET) TBS
  • "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" (9:00 a.m. ET) NBC
  • "Thanksgiving Day Parade" (9:00 a.m. ET) CBS
  • "Godfather: Parts 1, 2 & 3" (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. ET) AMC
  • "Despicable Me 2" marathon (Beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET) FX
  • "South Park: A History Channel Thanksgiving" (9:20 a.m. ET) Comedy Central
  • "Roseanne" marathon (10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET) WE
  • "The National Dog Show" (12:00 p.m. in all timezones) NBC
  • "Sex and the City" marathon (12:08 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET) Oxygen
  • "Friends: The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks" (1:00 p.m. ET) TBS
  • "The Chew's Thanksgiving Spectacular" (1:00 p.m. ET) ABC
  • "Trading Places" (1:07 p.m. ET) Comedy Central
  • "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2:30 p.m. ET) TNT
  • "Naked and Afraid XL" marathon (3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. ET) Discovery
  • "Swampsgiving 1 & 2" (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET) History
  • "Monsters, Inc." (3:45 p.m. ET) ABC Fam
  • "The Simpsons" marathon (4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET) FXX
  • "Modern Family" marathon (4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. ET) USA
  • "Family Guy: Thanksgiving" (6:00 p.m. ET) TBS
  • "Last Man Standing: Thanksgiving" (7:30 p.m. ET) CMT
  • "Full House: The Miracle of Thanksgiving" (8:00 p.m. ET) Nickelodeon
  • "12 Gifts of Christmas" (8:00 p.m. ET) Hallmark
  • "The Muppets: Pig Out" (8:00 p.m. ET) ABC
  • "Fresh off the Boat: Huangsgiving" (8:30 p.m. ET) ABC
  • "2 Broke Girls: And the Very Christmas Thanksgiving" (8:30 p.m. ET) TBS
  • "The Middle: Thanksgiving VII" (9:00 p.m. ET) ABC
  • "The Big Bang Theory: The Thanksgiving Decoupling" (9:00 p.m. ET) TBS
  • "The Goldbergs: In Conclusion, Thanksgiving" (9:30 p.m. ET) ABC
  • "Dr. Ken: Thanksgiving Culture Clash" (10:30 p.m. ET) ABC

Black Friday, Nov. 27

  •  "What Not to Wear" marathon (6:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. ET) TLC
  • "Teen Mom 2" marathon (6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET) MTV
  • "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" marathon (7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET) Bravo
  • "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" marathon (3:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.) BET
  • "America's Next Top Model" marathon (7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET) Oxygen
  • "Supernatural" (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET) TNT
  • "SpongeBob SquarePants" marathon (9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) Nickelodeon
  • "Trading Places" (10:50 a.m. ET) Comedy Central
  • "The Price is Right" (11:00 a.m.) CBS
  • "Groundhog Day" (11:15 a.m. ET) AMC
  • NHL Thanksgiving Showdown (Beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET) NBC and NBCSN
  • "Pocahontas" (1:30 p.m. ET) ABC Fam
  • "Northpole" (2:00 p.m. ET) Hallmark
  • "Gold Rush" marathon (2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET) Discovery
  • "Mike & Molly: Thanksgiving is Cancelled" (2:00 p.m. ET) FX
  • "Kindergarten Cop" (2:30 p.m. ET) WGN
  • "Tanked" marathon (3:00 p.m. - 12:04 a.m. ET) Animal Planet
  • "Tarzan" (3:30 p.m. ET) ABC Fam
  • "The Wizard of Oz" (3:45 p.m. ET) TBS
  • "Four Christmases" (6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.) TBS
  • "Home Alone" (6:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET) AMC
  • "A Royal Christmas" (6:00 p.m. ET) Hallmark
  • "The Hunger Games" (7:45 p.m. ET) ABC Fam
  • "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" (8:00 p.m. ET) The CW
  • "Crown For Christmas" (8:00 p.m. ET) Hallmark
  • "The Dark Knight Rises" (8:00 p.m. ET) TNT
  • "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (8:00 p.m. ET) ABC
  • "Kung Fu Panda Holiday" (9:00 p.m. ET) The CW
  • "Merry Madagascar" (9:30 p.m. ET) The CW
  • "8 Mile" (10:00 p.m. ET) MTV

Saturday, Nov. 28 

  • "Avatar" (12:00 a.m. ET) FX
  • "Hitched for the Holidays" (12:00 a.m. ET) Hallmark
  • "Catfish" marathon (6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) MTV
  • "Rocky" movie marathon (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.) Spike
  • "Jingle All the Way" (7:00 a.m. ET) ABC Fam
  • "NCIS" marathon (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. ET) USA
  • "Sex and the City" marathon (11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET) Oxygen
  • "The Breakfast Club" (1:43 p.m. ET) VH1
  • "A Nanny for Christmas" (2:00 p.m. ET) Lifetime
  • "48 Hours" marathon (4:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. ET) TLC
  • "Home By Christmas" (4:00 p.m. ET) Lifetime
  • "Iron Man 3" (5:00 p.m. ET) FX
  • "Dirty Dancing" (6:29 p.m. ET) VH1
  • "The Incredibles" (6:30 p.m. ET) ABC Fam
  • "Santa Hunters" (6:30 p.m. ET) Nickelodeon
  • "The Santa Claus 2" (7:00 p.m. ET) FXX
  • "Frosty the Snowman" (8:00 p.m. ET) CBS
  • "Frosty Returns" (8:30 p.m. ET) CBS
  • "The Story of Santa Claus" (9:00 p.m. ET) CBS 
  • "Bruce Almighty" (9:30 p.m. ET) CMT
  • "Now You See Me" (10:00 p.m. ET) TNT
  • "Let It Snow" (10:00 p.m. ET) Hallmark
  • "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" (11:00 p.m. ET) TBS

Sunday, Nov. 29 

  • "Law & Order" (3:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET) TNT
  • "Father of the Bride" (9:30 a.m. ET) TBS
  • "Best Christmas Party Ever" (10:00 a.m. Hallmark)
  • "Snapped" marathon (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. ET) Oxygen
  • "The Patriot" (11:00 a.m. ET) A&E
  • "Christmas with the Kranks" (11:00 a.m. ET) FXX
  • "Sixteen Candles" (11:00 a.m. ET) VH1
  • "Father of the Bride II" (11:30 a.m. ET) TBS
  • "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" marathon (12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. ET) E!
  • "Ridiculousness" Marathon (1:20 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET) MTV
  • "Jack Frost" (1:30 p.m. ET) ABC Fam
  • "Ghostbusters 1 & 2" marathon (2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. ET) BBC
  • "Catch Me If You Can" (2:30 p.m. ET) TNT
  • "The Simpsons" (3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) FXX
  • "Saving Private Ryan" (4:00 p.m. ET) IFC
  • "Tangled" (4:50 p.m. ET) Disney
  • "All About Christmas Eve" (5:00 p.m. ET) Lifetime
  • "Snow White and the Huntsman" (5:00 p.m. ET) FXM
  • "Surviving Christmas" (6:00 p.m. ET) TBS
  • "2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards" (7:00 p.m. ET) Nickelodeon
  • "Once Upon a Time" (8:00 p.m. ET) ABC
  • "Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas Special" (8:30 p.m. ET) Fox
  • "Big Daddy" (9:00 p.m. ET) MTV
  • "A Prince for Christmas" (9:00 p.m. ET) ION
  • "The Walking Dead" Midseason Finale (9:00 p.m. ET) AMC
  • "Sleepless in Seattle" (10:00 p.m. ET) CMT
  • "A Very Merry Mix Up" (10:00 p.m. ET) Hallmark

Or, of course, you can just check out Netflix. For that, we're always thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Listings obtained through TV Guide and individual channel schedules. List is subject to changes and updates.

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