Here's a summary of the television shows of possible interest to Peanuts fans that are on this Thanksgiving and the following days. All times Eastern/Pacific (although note that the Macy's Parade starts at 9 AM in every time zone).
Thursday November 24
9:00 AM - 12 Noon — NBC — Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Featuring an appearance by the Snoopy as the Flying Ace balloon.
8:30 - 9:30 PM — FOX — Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown
The new Peanuts special, focusing on Linus and his attachment to his blanket. Can Linus learn to give up his blanket when his disapproving grandmother comes to visit? We recommend that you tune into this new special when it begins, even though it overlaps with A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving; see our earlier post for our reasoning and more information.
8:00 - 9:00 PM — ABC — A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
The classic 1973 special.
10:00 - 11:00 PM — NBC — The 85th Anniversary Of The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade special
A retrospective look at the floats, balloons, and performances that have appeared in the Parade over the years. We can't promise that Snoopy will be featured in the special, but you wouldn't think they'd leave him out...
Friday November 25
7:00 - 9:00 PM — ABC Family — A Boy Named Charlie Brown
9:00 - 11:00 PM — ABC Family — Snoopy Come Home
The first two Peanuts theatrical movies.
Saturday November 26
2:00 - 4:00 PM — ABC Family — A Boy Named Charlie Brown
4:00 - 6:00 PM — ABC Family — Snoopy Come Home
The first two Peanuts theatrical movies, again.
We wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving!