Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Television

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This holiday classic airs on Thanksgiving

The turkey has been cooked, carved and consumed.  The dishes and dessert are done and you’ve got a house full of drowsy adults and bored kids.  What are you going to do next?

You could go to bed and rest up for the Black Friday frenzy. Or, you could do what we do and cuddle up on the couch to watch movies together.

You don’t even have to run out and spend money at the video store.  The major networks and cable channels have scheduled some great family-friendly fare to get you through the night.

Here’s what’s on:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – The movie that started it all in 1937, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” was Disney’s first full-length animated feature. It looks a little different than what kids are used to these days, but it’s a classic the whole family can enjoy together.  4:30/3:30 pm Central on ABC Family

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang.    This holiday classic originally aired in 1973 and has been a family favorite ever since.  We’ve seen it a million times, but we keep coming back for more.  8/7 pm Central on ABC.

Beauty and the Beast – The 1991 Disney classic  may not be a traditional holiday film, but it’s got great music, lots of laughs and a storyline that appeals to kids and adults. 6:30/5:30 pm Central on ABC Family.

Miracle on 34th Street – Get in the holiday spirit with the perennial favorite, “Miracle on 34th Street.”  8:30/7:30 pm Central on ABC Family.

Punkin Chunkin 2010 –   Here’s something a little different.  Watch pumpkins fly through the air and splat on the ground in the annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition. Sounds like good, messy fun!  8/7 pm Central on The Science Channel

Of course, no list of Thanksgiving television would be complete without the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.  That kicks off at 9/8 am Central on CBS and features live performances by artists including kid faves Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice.   New floats to look for this year include Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Kung Fu Panda.

Happy Thanksgiving all!

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