Wondering how you’re going to satisfy your cravings this Thanksgiving?
Well, yeah, with turkey, but how about satiating those pop-culture cravings? Get your fix on Thursday with some Austin Mahone, Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga, and read this handy Thanksgiving guide we’ve made to prepare you for the holidays:
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – 9 a.m. ET on NBC
This parade is a cornucopia of entertainment. You’ve got Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Fifth Harmony, Cher Lloyd, Fall Out Boy, Debby Ryan and a bajillion other acts ready to make their way down from Central Park to Herald Square in New York City. In the first hour, Carrie Underwood will perform with the cast of the “Sound of Music” revival, which will air on December 5 on NBC. The parade starts at 9 a.m., so though you may be tempted to sleep in, but trust us, this one will be worth it. The parade will air again at 2 p.m. after the National Dog Show, which starts at 12 p.m. ET.
Selena Gomez’s Halftime Show – 4:30 ET
Thanksgiving is also chock-full of football (every dad’s excuse for getting out of dinner prep). The Green Bay Packers play the Detroit Lions at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX, the Oakland Raiders play the Dallas Cowboys at 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS and the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Baltimore Ravens at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Sure, sports-talk might sound like jibberish to you, but slow down before you change the change the channel. At the Raiders-Cowboys game, Selena Gomez, a Texas native, will take the stage at halftime.
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) November 4, 2013
Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular – 9 p.m. ET on ABC
And then, if you aren’t in a tryptophan coma, there’s even more entertainment to take you late into the night. Gather ’round with the family as Lady Gaga and the Muppets join together for a holiday party. Elton John, Ru Paul and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be there too! Hopefully, Mother Monster won’t try to wear Kermit as a dress this time.