Major movies open: The day before Thanksgiving always boasts major movie openings. (Maybe studios figure that people will want to get away from their relatives for a couple of hours.) On this year’s list are "Creed II," latest in the “Rocky” saga starring the red-hot Michael B. Jordan; yet another take on “Robin Hood,” this one with Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx; and "Ralph Breaks the Internet," continuing the adventures of Wreck-It Ralph. If you’re looking for prestige films, "Green Book" is the story of a friendship between a jazz musician and his driver in the segregated South; "The Front Runner" chronicles the downfall of presidential candidate Gary Hart; and the acclaimed family drama "Wildlife" arrives at the Nightlight.
Pre-turkey dancing: Thanksgiving Eve is also considered one of the biggest bar nights of the year. College students are home on break, and just about everyone else is going to be spending the next day lounging around eating and watching football anyway. Enjoy, but be responsible; Uber and Lyft are your friends.
Feasting with Charlie Brown: If your idea of a perfect Thanksgiving involves buttered toast, jelly beans and popcorn, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" will air at 8 p.m. on ABC (Channel 5). In addition to the classic 1973 Peanuts cartoon, the hourlong special will also include "The Mayflower Voyagers," a segment from another Charles Schulz-created miniseries called "This is America, Charlie Brown."