For most of us, eating and visiting make up a large part of the Thanksgiving fun, but that still leaves room for other treats from early morning till the end of the evening.
THE BIG SCREEN
Where the crowds are …
Northeast Mississippians have been flocking to see “The Blind Side,” the story of Ole Miss football star Michael Oher, and “Twilight Saga: The New Moon,” the second installment of the hit series.
They’re showing today in Tupelo at the Malco, but be warned: “New Moon” is breaking sales records nationwide, but in these parts, “Blind Side” tickets are even harder to come by.
For movie times, see today’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.
Film clip: Quinton Aaron, the actor who plays Oher, weighed 472 pounds when he began training at Georgia Tech for the role.”He soon shed a hundred of them,” the Baltimore Sun reports.
Look, up in the sky, it’s … Kermit?
The 83rd annual Macy’s Day parade from New York gets coverage from two networks. CBS begins its three-hour programming at 8 a.m. NBC picks it up after “Today” and follows the marchers from 9 a.m. until noon.
Float note: For the first time in its history, the parade will not follow its usual route down Broadway; instead, it will roll along 7th Avenue.
Just for kicks …
Pro football’s menu has Green Bay at Detroit, 11:30 a.m., FOX; Oakland at Dallas, 3 p.m., CBS; New York Giants at Denver, 7 p.m., NFL Network
The big college game features Texas at Texas A&M, 7 p.m., ESPN
Extra point: The Packers and Lions have played on Thanksgiving Day 18 times, including 13 straight from 1951 to 1963. Detroit has an 11-6-1 advantage.
Full sports TV listings, in today’s NEMS Daily Journal.
AND FOR DESSERT
For an extra helping of TV tradition …
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” 7 p.m., ABC: Charlie Brown’s dinner for the “Peanuts” gang is a disaster in this 1973 animated special.
“Miracle on 34th Street,” 7 p.m., Family Channel: In this remake of the 1947 classic, Kris Kringle helps a little girl discover that dreams do come true, if you really believe.
“Home Alone,” 9 p.m., FX: Inadvertently left behind by his vacationing family, an 8-year-old gives two bungling burglars more than they bargained for.
Tube tip: Not ready for the cheery stuff? Syfy has this year’s Bond Movie Marathon, starting at 6 a.m. today with “Dr. No” and running past midnight.
NEMS Daily Journal