thanksgiving-2013-TV-marathons.jpgThanksgiving might also be referred to as the TV holiday — because after you’ve eaten all that good food, what’s better than vegging out in front of your favorite shows. Here are all the movies, marathons and specials for Thanksgiving 2013.

Thursday, Nov. 28

ABC: “Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular,” 9:30 to 11 p.m.

ABC Family: Harry Potter movie marathon, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. (“Prisoner of Azkaban,” “Goblet of Fire,” “Half-Blood Prince”)

AMC: “The Godfather” movies, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. the next day

CBS: Thanksgiving Day Parade, 9 a.m. to noon; NFL football Oakland at Dallas, 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Discovery: “Alaska: The Final Frontier” marathon, noon to 8 p.m., new “Punkin Chunkin” competition, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

DIY: “I Want That” marathon, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Esquire: “Knife Fight” marathon, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

FOX: NFL football, Green Bay at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; “X Factor” results and new “Glee,” 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

HGTV: “Flip or Flop” and “Property Brothers” marathon, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

History: “Swamp People” marathon, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., then “Swampsgiving” rebroadcast at 5 p.m.

IFC: “The Three Stooges” marathon, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

NBC: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., National Dog Show, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; NFL football Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Oxygen: “Preachers of L.A.” marathon, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Syfy: James Bond movie marathon, 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. the next day (“Dr. No,” “Thunderball,” “Tomorrow Never Dies,” “The World Is Not Enough,” “Die Another Day,” “Casino Royale,” “Goldfinger,” “The World Is Not Enough”)

TLC: “Lottery Changed My Life” and “Undercover Boss” marathon, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

TNT: “Castle” marathon, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

TV Land: “I Love Lucy” and “Andy Griffith Show” marathon, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

USA: “Modern Family” marathon, 9:30 a.m. to midnight

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."