Food, family, friends and football are all important parts of Thanksgiving break, but don’t forget to take some time to enjoy some of the great television shows and events listed below.

Photo courtesy of NBC.
Photo courtesy of NBC.

1. “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” (NBC)

A true Thanksgiving day tradition, the annual parade is a display of floats, gigantic balloons and musical performances. This years parade will feature appearances by Mariah Carey, Andy Grammer, Shawn Mendes, Jennifer Nettles, Jake Owen and many others. The festivities begin on Thanksgiving day at 9 a.m. on NBC.

Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios.
Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios

2. “The Man in the High Castle” (Amazon Studios)

Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle” is a terrifying alternate history story examining what the world would be like had the Allied Powers lost World War II. This ten-episode first season was just released and is a perfect show to binge-watch over the holiday break. The first episode is available to watch for free, however, the rest of the season requires an Amazon Prime membership.

Photo courtesy of Netflix & Marvel.
Photo courtesy of Netflix & Marvel

3. “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” (Netflix)

The newest original series from Netflix is also perfect to binge-watch over the break. Based on the Marvel Comic series, “Jessica Jones” tells the story of a former super-heroine turned private investigator trying to reboot her life in New York City. A Netflix subscription is required to watch the 13-episode first season.

Photo courtesy of AMC.
Photo courtesy of AMC

4. “The Walking Dead” (AMC)

The midseason-finale of “The Walking Dead” is approaching quickly and Thanksgiving break is a great time to get caught up on the first seven episodes of Season Six. With plenty of gripping character development and insane plot-twists, the sixth season has delivered on nearly every level and is a definite must-watch for every TV fan. Recaps for each episode of Season Six can be found here: Tune in to the midseason-finale on Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. on AMC.

Photo courtesy of AMC.
Photo courtesy of AMC.

5. “Into the Badlands” (AMC)

This action-packed adventure/martial arts series is packed full of breathtaking fight sequences. “Into the Badlands” follows the journey of a highly-respected warrior and a young boy as they travel through dangerous territory. Catch up on the first season before the third episode premieres on Nov. 29 at 10 p.m. on AMC.

Jeffrey Kopp is the Community Editor of the Niner Times. He is a senior double majoring in Communication and Political Science. His interests include writing and keeping up with an excessive amount of television shows. He is also the go-to expert on all things “The Walking Dead."