“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” (9 a.m., NBC): Yes, something will be more bloated than our bellies today — the massive balloons in the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.”
“The National Dog Show” (noon, NBC): For some, “The National Dog Show” is as much of a Thanksgiving tradition as the parades and football.
“Sport in America — Our Defining Stories” (6 p.m., HBO): This compelling documentary explores the cultural impact of landmark athletic events.
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (8 p.m., ABC): The lovable blockhead hosts a holiday feast with help from chef Snoopy.
“Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular” (9:30 P.M., ABC): The human Muppet songstress performs with Kermit, Elton John and others.
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