7 TV Marathons To Watch This Thanksgiving

1. Friends (Thurs. 11/23, 1pm - 6pm, TBS)

Thank you, TBS, for airing the classic Friends Thanksgiving episodes consecutively on the actual holiday. Nothing says Turkey Day like this sitcom favorite, and when it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year... they'll be there for you.

2. The Godfather I & II (Thurs. 11/23 at 9am all day, AMC)

The first two Godfather films are epic masterpieces of cinema, and they're each a zillion hours long, so you've got your entire day covered, from turkey prep to dessert to bedtime.

3. She's Gotta Have It (Streaming on Netflix starting Thurs. 11/23)

Spike Lee's TV series adaptation of his 1986 classic movie of the same name begins streaming on Thanksgiving Day just in time for all your viewing needs. New Netflix probably equals new obsession.

4. The Simpsons (Thurs. 11/23, 8pm - midnight, FXX)

From pie dough to Homer's d'oh — the animated fave is the quintessential post-Thanksgiving binge fest.

5. Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Fri. 11/24, 2pm - 2am, Food Network)

We get it. You're stuffed. But you have to find the humor in watching a show about deliciously rich food for hours on end the day after Thanksgiving. Guy Fieri is basically the premiere cheat meal guru, so it's pretty perfect.

6. Law and Order: SVU (Sat. 11/25, 9am - 10pm, USA)

OK, the words SVU and "marathon" go hand in hand. It's always on. I would bet a lot of money that the show is on RIGHT NOW. But you know you're always up for some Benson (and Stabler, if you catch the right seasons) when you're in a sleepy haze of leftovers and vacation mode attitude. If you're a fan, you've probably already seen how most of these end, so it's cool if you drift off during those final courtroom scenes.

7. Hallmark Holiday Movies (Basically 24/7, Hallmark Channel)

Hallmark Channel takes Christmas very seriously. It's the backbone of their original programming. Their Countdown to Christmas lineup starts in November with 21 movie premieres, airing every Saturday and Sunday. The network offers up a five-night Thanksgiving movie event, and the crown jewel of the block looks like The Mistletoe Inn, which premieres in a coveted Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. time slot. We don't really need to give you more instructions about when to watch. Just flip on the channel at any point until Dec. 25 and a movie about getting into the holiday spirit is sure to be on.



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