The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (November 26th, starting at 9am, CBS)
The Pilgrims struck it out in Plymouth Rock so one day we could watch morning show hosts analyze Angry Bird balloons. A great pairing for your sugar cereal coma.
The James Bond movie marathon (November 26th-28th, starting at 6:30am on SyFy)
Whether you want to keep the Spectre times going, or need a license to kill some time, 007’s breezy spycraft makes covert watching easy. Spare five minutes? Here’s Roger Moore as a clown in Octopussy. A solid two hours? The Living Daylights is better than you remember. Die Another Day is on? It's nice outside. Go out. Live your life.
Frosty the Snowman (November 28th, 8pm on CBS)
Let’s all admit to ourselves Frosty is vastly superior to Rudolph. Can we get there this year? Frosty has the sparkle and toe-tapping tunes, but it also teaches us an important lesson: life is short. Each day is worth celebrating -- especially if your life source is a magic hat.
The Walking Dead midseason finale (November 29th, 9pm on AMC)
Enough with the holidays -- bring on the real feast: brains! Cable TV's most popular show takes its annual halftime pause as Rick and the gang continue their fight against zombie hordes and the Internet prays for answers surrounding Glenn's "death.”
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Matt Patches is Thrillist’s Entertainment Editor. He previously wrote for Grantland, Esquire.com, Vulture, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Guardian. He enjoys a good turkey. Find him on Twitter @misterpatches.