I’m watching all my usual shows this week (well the ones that are on) and you probably are too, let’s savor the last few new episodes before the holiday break starts; as always there will be lots of football on Thanksgiving.  If you’re looking to watch something that will put you in the holiday spirit, check out one of these programs:

The Biggest Loser (8 PM Tuesday NBC) Contestants vie for immunity while giving some holiday cheer to those in need, and the winning team will spend the day with their families.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (8:30 PM Tuesday Fox) Santiago hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for the entire precinct, I can’t wait to see what holiday horrors this one will hold.

New Girl (9 PM Tuesday Fox) A Thanksgiving camping trip, a fight over who is the best woodsman and Cece and Winston find some common ground.

“The SNL Thanksgiving Special” (9 PM Wednesday NBC) Joy of all joys I must say! A wonderful collection of viewer favorite skits from the show’s 39 years, including one of my favorites, “Ed Grimley’s Thanksgiving.”

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (9 AM Thursday NBC & CBS) This American institution is in its 87th year and gives you something to watch while you’re waiting for football to start!

The National Dog Show Presented By Purina (12 Noon Thursday NBC) Watch as over three thousand dogs battle for Best In Show.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (8 PM Thursday ABC) Here in Charles Schultz country we speak of him in hushed tones and with the greatest respect possible, and we do it for good reason; his Peanuts comic strip and animated specials are genuine classics and a wonderful memory for those of us who grew up in the sixties and seventies.  In this holiday special poor, bald Chuck does his best to throw a Thanksgiving party for his friends; things don’t go as planned but as always lessons are learned and things turn out for the best.

“Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular” (9:30 PM Thursday ABC) I’ve only recently jumped on the Gaga band wagon; she’s creative and clever and I fully expect her to play well with the iconic Muppets.

 – John Morton