2020 Holiday TV Calendar

Your guide to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s marathons, specials, episodes, movies, and more.

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2020 Holiday TV Archive


A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — Featuring Macy’s signature giant character balloons, fantasy floats, marching bands, clowns, celebrity and large group performances, and the one-and-only Santa Claus, the annual spectacle continues to bring families together to create cherished holiday memories, Airs Thursday, Nov. 26 at 9 a.m. (Thanksgiving Day) on NBC live from 34th Street in New York City.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific, “A Fairy Thanksgiving / Pinkfoot Playdate” – In “A Fairy Thanksgiving,” when Pinkalicious and Peter accidentally damage Fairyanna’s Thanksgiving table, they are determined to make things right and give the fairies the most pinkamazing Fairy Thanksgiving yet! Carol Kane stars as Edna the Gnome. And in “Pinkfoot Playdate,” the giant furry monster, Pinkfoot, is back and eager to spend the day with Pinkalicious and her friends, while Pinkalicious struggles to find something that’s pinkaperfect for her oversized pal. Premieres Monday, Nov. 16 on PBS.

Arthur, “An Arthur Thanksgiving” – Arthur and his family are getting ready for Thanksgiving and it couldn’t be busier! Dad is whipping up his famous turkey dinner while the Lakewood elementary kids are preparing for the annual Thanksgiving parade. But when things start to go off course, Arthur and his friends must find a way to save the Thanksgiving celebration. Premieres Monday, Nov. 16 on PBS.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving — Streams Wednesday, Nov. 18 on Apple TV+, and will be available for free from Nov. 25-27. Will also air on PBS and PBS Kids Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. local time.

Selena + Chef Friendsgiving Episode — Chef Aarti Sequeira whips up a tandoori butter turkey breast and colorful side dishes that might just revolutionize Selena Gomez’s favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. Both will be joined by friends to celebrate the holiday in the special, available to stream on Thursday, Nov. 19.


FRIENDS, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, 'The One With The Thanksgiving Flashbacks (a.k.a. The One With All The Thanksgivings)', (Season 5, epis. #508, aired 11/19/98), 1994-2004, © Warner Bros. / Courtesy: Everett Collection

(Photo by © Warner Bros. / Courtesy: Everett Collection)

Thanksgiving Feast, HBO Max
Now that HBO Max is Friends‘ streaming home, catch every famous Thanksgiving episode of the series, plus Thanksgiving installments of series including The Big Bang Theory, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and The Sopranos. Then channel your Christmas spirit with films like Last Christmas, The Family Stone, A Christmas Carol and more.

Thanksgiving Episodes, Hulu
Themed episodes from series including Bob’s Burgers, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Cheers, Fresh Off the Boat, Friday Night Lights, Full House, How I Met Your Mother, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, M.A.S.H., Seinfeld, The Mindy Project, The Wonder Years and This is Us.

Comfort Food TV, Pluto TV
Stream episodes of classic series including Happy Days, Family Ties, The Love Boat, Wings, The Beverly Hillbillies, Mission: Impossible, Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy.

Thanksgiving to the HBO Max, TNT, TBS and truTV
The cable networks will host a sampling of HBO Max programming, from new Max Originals (The Flight Attendant) to popular DC films and series (Aquaman, Titans). Viewers will also have the opportunity to sample a week of HBO Max for free. Each network will air its own themed content from Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 29.

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