It’s as much of an annual tradition as turkey, football, and awkward family dynamics — the Thanksgiving weekend TV marathon. So why not head to the fridge, get some leftovers, settle in to that nice groove in the sofa, and gather around the hi-tech hearth. We’ve even done the hard part for you. Here’s our guide to the best marathon programming for Sunday, Nov. 29.
*If you’ve got kids, there’s a good chance they’re getting pretty antsy and stir crazy at this point in their time off from school. Bad behavior, tantrums, etc. Why not call in some help and sit them down in front of Style’s Supernanny marathon? That kind of threat should get them in line, stat.
*If you’re idea of wacky holiday grub is a table with both cranberry sauce and cranberry jelly, then by all means check out the Travel channel’s Bizarre Foods marathon. Suddenly, Aunt Edna’s candied yams with those mini marshmallows don’t seem quite so crazy after all.
*TV Land continues it’s awesome nostalgic holiday programming with a block of Good Times. If we’re lucky, they’ll toss in a couple of episodes with Janet Jackson’s cute-as-a-button next door neighbor, Penny Woods. Dyn-o-mite!
*Finally, Spike gets the gold star of the day with a wall-to-wall Jedi-fest (from 1 p.m. to 4 a.m.). But, you’re wondering, what order will they show them in? We’re happy to say they’re going old school, kicking off with Star Wars, then The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, followed by an encore showing of the first Star Wars and Empire. That’s right, nothing from the new trilogy! Which means, no Jar Jar. And that, my friends, is truly something to give thanks for.
What will you be watching?