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What’s on TV This Week: Thanksgiving Specials and Vacation Films

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Between community, cable and streaming, the trendy tv panorama is an enormous one. Listed here are a number of the exhibits, specials and flicks coming to TV this week, Nov. 20-Nov. 26. Particulars and instances are topic to vary.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 8:15 p.m. on ESPN. Whereas tens of millions shall be watching when the groups of the brothers Jason and Travis Kelce meet on the sphere, some eyes shall be on the stands on the lookout for Taylor Swift’s dad and mom who it’s rumored have been coming to satisfy the Kelce household for the primary time. (Possibly it’s time for Donna Kelce to lend the Swift household her half-Eagles, half-Chiefs jersey.) It’s unlikely that Swift will attend as a result of she is performing in Rio on Monday, however as a result of the Swift household are Eagles followers, they may nonetheless present up.

THE HOLIDAY (2006) 6 p.m. on AMC. I’m thrilled to announce it’s time to observe this film advert nauseam. The story follows Amanda (Cameron Diaz), who, after a nasty breakup, decides to go to England for the vacations. In the meantime Iris (Kate Winslet) is heartbroken from unrequited love and lists her home on a house trade web site. The 2 swap homes, and each find yourself discovering love: Amanda with Iris’s brother Graham (Jude Legislation) and Iris with a retired film producer (Eli Wallach)— in a pal approach, don’t fear! Jack Black can also be by some means within the combine. The entire film is unabashedly charming, goofy and so cozy.

COUNTDOWN TO MACY’S THANKSGIVING PARADE 8 p.m. on NBC. Whereas we prep our pumpkin pies or run into individuals we went to highschool with at our hometown bars, staff in Midtown Manhattan are closing off roads and enlisting their highest voltage air pumps to arrange for the annual parade. This present provides a behind-the-scenes have a look at this 12 months’s floats and a again story for every of them.

LOVE ACTUALLY (2003) 9 p.m. on AMC. Following a voice-over from Hugh Grant saying “if you happen to search for it, I’ve obtained a sneaky feeling you’ll discover that love really is throughout,” this film begins 5 weeks earlier than Christmas, and for that motive it has at all times been my and my mother’s vacation custom to observe it through the week of Thanksgiving. (It additionally marks the timing of our annual combat about why I don’t just like the Colin Firth story line and she or he does.) The film follows totally different narrative threads — all of that are in fact linked in a method or one other — and includes a star-studded solid, together with Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson and Keira Knightley.

97TH ANNUAL MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE beginning at 8:30 a.m. on NBC. Cher, Brandy and Jon Batiste are a couple of of the artists set to carry out this 12 months, alongside balloons, floats, marching bands and efficiency teams.

NATIONAL DOG SHOW 12 p.m. on NBC. The Nationwide Canine Present occurred in Philadelphia this previous weekend however is being broadcast after the parade festivities wind down. This 12 months, the German shepherd K9 Rom shall be honored for its assist in the seek for the escaped inmate Danelo Cavalcante.

FRIENDS THANKSGIVING EPISODES beginning at 11 a.m. on TBS. A number of the finest episodes of TV exhibits are those wherein Thanksgiving is the centerpiece. Particularly, I’m pondering of the “Gossip Lady” episode with Jason Derulo’s track “Whatcha Say” taking part in over dinner-table drama and the “Gilmore Ladies” episode with the mother-daughter duo going to 4 dinners. But when I had to decide on a themed-episode favourite, it could be “Associates,” the one the place all of them play soccer to relive Monica and Ross’s glory of the Geller Household Cup. Different episodes on this marathon embrace “The One With Chandler in a Field,” “The One With the Rumor” and “The One With Ross’s Sandwich.”

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) 9 p.m. on E! It’s Christmas time, and George Bailey (James Stewart) isn’t feeling his finest. His guardian angel Clarence (Henry Travers) exhibits him what life would have regarded like with none of his contributions. “For a turkey dinner, with Christmas trimmings, is exactly what’s cooking on the finish of this quaint and fascinating fashionable parable on advantage being its personal reward,” Bosley Crowther wrote in his assessment for The New York Occasions.

BYRON ALLEN PRESENTS THEGRIO AWARDS 8 p.m. on CBS. For a second 12 months, this award present is honoring Black excellence, with the assistance of the hosts Sheryl Underwood and Roy Wooden Jr. Mariah Carey is about to obtain the Music Icon Award, and Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy and Don Cheadle may also be taking awards residence. Boyz II Males, Jennifer Hudson, Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson are set to preform.

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT 10 p.m. on ABC. One other 12 months, one other season of this present that options people who find themselves simply actually nice at adorning their homes for Christmas. The primary episode prepares you for the additional enjoyable and inventive mild shows which might be positive to be featured this season, with a glance again at previous 12 months’s shows and competitions.