Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (9am, NBC and CBS) - Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker anchor NBC's coverage of the 85th annual procession in Manhattan, while CBS has anchors Kevin Frazier and Christina McLarty. Look for appearances by Scotty McCreery, Cee Lo Green, Neil Diamond, Mary J. Blige, Daniel Radcliffe, and others.
A Christmas Carol: Behind the Magic (7pm, News 14 Carolina) - News 14 photojournalist Mark Olexik's documentary on the making of Ira David Wood's annual Raleigh tradition, "A Christmas Carol." The half-hour program goes behind the scenes to see initial casting, rehearsals, and final production. This airs again on Sunday at 7 p.m.
Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas (8pm, Fox) - A new holiday special from the "Ice Age" gang. Sid (voice of John Leguizamo) fears he's on Santa's naughty list after ruining decorations belonging to Manny (voice of Ray Romano), so he and his pals go to the North Pole to clear his name, but they wind up accidentally damaging Santa's workshop. Scrat (voiced by Chris Wedge) is pictured at right.
Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (9pm, Fox) - Actually, we all know that Happiness is a Warm TV, but we'll let Linus have his moment. In this new Peanuts installment, the gang try to persuade Linus to give up his trusty blanket.
A Very Gaga Thanksgiving (10pm, ABC) - Lady Gaga performs eight songs, including "Marry the Night," "You and I, "The Edge of Glory," and "White Christmas." Gaga also performs "The Lady is a Tramp" with Tony Bennett.
85th Anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (10pm, NBC) - Matt Lauer takes a look back at 85 years of Macy's iconic Christmas parade.