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About 40 million people, between ages 18 to 34, watch holiday TV specials.
About 40 million people, between ages 18 to 34, watch holiday TV specials.
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Thanksgiving is a national holiday that is celebrated in America, Canada, and other countries. Many Thanksgiving TV specials are made every year by many different TV shows and programs.

According to CNN, about 50 million people watch the Macy Thanksgiving parade every year. The Macy Thanksgiving Parade is a parade that happens every year in New York City on Thanksgiving. In addition, the parade includes huge balloons of different characters, decorated themed floats, and performances by different singers. Also the parade includes broadway performances and marching band performances. At the end of the parade Santa Clause comes out and wishes everyone a happy holidays. If interested the parade will air on Thanksgiving at 9 A.M. on NBC.

After, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, The National Dog Show premieres. This program shows more than 300,000 caines competing at a dog competition. This TV special takes place in Philadelphia, PA. Lastly, this program will air on 12 P.M. on NBC.

Some good kid friendly Thanksgiving specials are Bugs Bunny Thanksgiving diet, A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and many more. In addition, there are Thanksgiving TV specials for many drama series. Some drama series that have an Thanksgiving special are Chicago Fire, Friday Night Lights, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, ER, etc.

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Lastly, there’s Thanksgiving TV specials for teenage dramas. Some teen drama Thanksgiving specials are One Tree Hill, Gilmore Girls, Dawson’s Creek, etc. All of these Thanksgiving TV specials can be found on YouTube or Netflix.

Lastly, there’s football on Thanksgiving for any sport fans. NFL games have been playing on Thanksgiving since 1920.

Even though there’s many Thanksgiving TV specials, these are my top five picks to get you in the holiday spirit.


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