It’s as much of an annual tradition as turkey, football, and awkward family dynamics — the Thanksgiving TV marathon. You know the drill, you’re stuffed full of mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie and you can’t bear to watch the hopeless Detroit Lions take on the Green Bay Packers, so you start flipping channels looking for something…anything to get you through the day and maybe facilitate a nap. But so many channels. Well, let us be your guide. Here’s our guide to the best marathon programming for Thursday, Nov. 26.
*We’re guessing that A&E’s The First 48 marathon might be a little bleak for what’s essentially a feel-good holiday, what with its tick-tock investigations of homicides and what not. May we suggest FX’s Home Alone marathon? That’s right, nothing but Home Alone flicks from noon to midnight. Because nothing goes with candied yams like a heaping helping of Culkin. Warning, if they include the Macaulay-free Home Alone 4 with French Stewart, acid reflux may ensue.
*It wouldn’t be a national holiday without a round-the-clock dose of Bond, James Bond. Kicking off at 8 a.m., the good folks at SyFy are busting out Dr. No, License to Kill, Live and Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, For Your Eyes Only, and The Man With the Golden Gun.
*When it comes to comfort food, no one tops TV Land. And they’ve outdone themselves this year with The Brady Bunch from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by Little House on the Prairie from 6 to 9 p.m., and topped off with a three-hour string of classic Roseanne Thanksgiving specials. We’re hoping this blissful block of programming will include this gem…
*If Dad’s a bit grumpy with these offerings, why not let him settle into his La-Z Boy with Spike’s Band of Brothers marathon? After which he can tell you how spoiled your generation is.
What will you be watching?