Thanksgiving TV Menu

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With a four-day (at least for some) Thanksgiving holiday approaching, The Savvy Screener looks at some of the fare that will be available to view over-the-air or via streaming:

Dennis the Menace Antenna TV
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Dennis the Menace

Starting tonight at 8 pm ET, over-the-air channel Antenna TV will run all 146 episodes of Dennis the Menace (CBS, 1959-63), the classic sitcom based on Hank Ketcham’s comic strip about a rambunctious boy who becomes the bane of his neighbor’s – i.e., Mr. Wilson’s – existence. For a schedule, visit Antenna TV. You might also want to check out these streaming options.

March of the Wooden Soldiers

WPIX, channel 11 in New York, will continue a decades-long tradition – the airing of Laurel and Hardy’s March of the Wooden Soldiers, aka Babes in Toyland. If you live in the New York tri-state region, you can catch it on Thanksgiving, November 28, at 9 am and 3 pm ET. If you’re not a New Yorker, The Savvy Screener discusses where to stream it.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Family-friendly subscription streamer Dove Channel has added four classic holiday titles to its lineup. They include the animated 1964 TV special, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer; a collection of Red Skelton Christmas Classics; a colorized version of the 1935 feature film Scrooge; and a one-hour 1966 feature, Santa’s Christmas Circus.

Bing Crosby holiday specials

GetTV will host a “Black Friday White Christmas 24-Hour Marathon” of seven Bing Crosby holiday specials from the 1970s. Things kick-off Friday at 6 am ET. GetTV is available free over-the-air with an antenna hooked up to your TV set, as well as on many cable systems. For your local channel number, visit “Get the Channel.”

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Starting at midnight ET tonight, The Film Detective’s SlingStirr and DistroTV channels will celebrate Thanksgiving with 24 hours of “Soundies,” a 1940s precursor of music videos. Selections include singer/actress Dorothy Dandridge (right) and jazz singer Una Mae Carlisle. You can see also see The Film Detective’s Soundies collection on-demand at or on the service’s app for iOS, Amazon, Roku and Apple TV.

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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