Thanksgiving Day TV Schedule: Watch the Macy's Parade, NFL Games

Don't miss the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Day Parade or the Detroit Lions' traditional home game.

The big day is nearly here and you've handled it before - but this year you want to know what time the parade is or what time the football games are, in real-world Redlands and Loma Linda time.

Here's the 411 - a brief Thanksgiving Day television schedule that may help you plan you and your family's day. All times Pacific.

Please note this list is far from complete. There is such a thing as too much television.

8 a.m. Top Chef Thanksgiving on Bravo - Contestants prepare for Thanksgiving, according to Bravo. For further inspiration see THANKSGIVING RECIPES: How to Cook a Turkey Five Different Ways and Thanksgiving Recipes: How to Make Stuffing and Other Favorite Side Dishes.

9 a.m. The 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC - The parade starts in real time at 6 a.m. Pacific in New York City, according to event organizers. But it will be broadcast in California on a three-hour delay, according to NBC. So expect to find the parade on television from 9 a.m. Pacific to noon.

9 a.m. 'Twilight Zone' Marathon on KTLA - This tradition started in 1980 and this year's marathon will run through 6 p.m., according to KTLA.

9:30 a.m. Houston Texans at Detroit Lions on CBS - The first of three NFL games this Thanksgiving Day. The Texans are 9-1 and the Lions are 4-6 so far in 2012. Detroit started hosting games on Thanksgiving in 1934 and the Lions have a Turkey Day record of 33-37-2, according to the NFL.

Pop Quiz: Which is the oldest - the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Day Parade or the Detroit Lions' traditional Thanksgiving Day home game? Answer is below.

1:15 p.m. Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys on FOX - The Redskins are 4-6 and the Cowboys are 5-5. Dallas started hosting Thanksgiving Day games in 1966 and the Cowboys are 28-15-1 on Turkey Day, according to the NFL.

4 p.m. A Family Thanksgiving on Hallmark - This movie features an attorney striving to become partner at her New York law firm, according to Hallmark. She bumps her head and wakes up as a wife and mother of two. With Daphne Zuniga and Faye Dunaway.

4:30 p.m. Texas Christian University at Texas on ESPN - The Horned Forgs are 6-4 and the Longhorns are 8-2, according to the NCAA.

5:20 p.m. New England Patriots at New York Jets on NBC - The Patriots are 7-3 and the Jets are 4-6. In previous Thanksgiving Day games, the Jets are 4-3 and the Patriots are 2-2, according to the NFL.

8 p.m. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on ABC - This holiday special first aired in 1973, according to ABC.

9:30 p.m. Bad 25 on ABC - Filmmaker Spike Lee examines the legacy of Michael Jackson's 1987 album Bad, according to ABC.

Ok if that's not enough television for Thanksgiving you can always rent a video. Enjoy the day - and the leftovers.

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