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Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with these TV marathons

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Thanksgiving weekend is a marathon of excess—excessive eating, excessive amounts of awkward family members, and excessive amounts of your favorite movies and television shows.

While streaming services have made it easier than ever to create your own marathons of beloved films and shows, plenty of TV networks are continuing the long tradition of programming long stretches of classic TV shows and film franchises throughout the Thanksgiving weekend.

Here are some of the best excuses to keep the TV tuned to a single channel throughout the holiday weekend.

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4th of July TV marathons: Chomp down on 'The Walking Dead,' fortify with 'The Twilight Zone'

The weekend of July 4th is a time for doing American things: grilling, watching fireworks, ignoring zoning restrictions and setting off your own fireworks. But shenanigans are tiring, you know? The sun will give you a sunburn. The grill will make your clothes smell like smoke. We at EW much prefer to test our endurance in other ways, mostly by watching TV.

There’s a whole set of marathons on for the weekend, some highly publicized (can you make it through three straight days of The Walking Dead?), some obscure and ready for love (a marathon of the animated Transformers series, which is surely better than seeing the new movie in theaters). We’ve compiled a list from Friday through Sunday below. Trust us, this is way better than a weekend at the beach. READ FULL STORY

AMC's 'Walking Dead' marathon: A survival guide

Big plans for the Fourth of July weekend? Barbecue? Fireworks? Spending time with family and friends you feel bad for not seeing more often?

Nuts to all that! Why not spend the most American weekend of the year watching the most American show on television? No, not Turn. I’m talking about The Walking Dead, AMC’s beloved death-festival melodrama.

The network will air all 51 episodes of the post-apocalyptic saga starting on the morning of July 4, which means you can spend the next few days experiencing four seasons of zombie killing, lead-character fatalities, Rick Grimes’ poor leadership decisions, gruff-but-lovable Daryl Motherf—ing Dixonisms, people yelling “Sophia!” to no avail, people trusting the Governor when they really shouldn’t trust the Governor, admirably adventurous attempts at Southern accents, ridiculously romantic Glenn/Maggie moments—and did we mention the zombie killing? READ FULL STORY

Memorial Day TV marathons: Keep up with the Kardashians and 'Say Yes to the Dress'

Forget barbecues — the real way to celebrate Memorial Day is to watch a lot of TV. And by a lot, we mean three straight days of it.

To help you sort out which channel you should stay on — Keeping Up with the Kardashians or CatfishLaw & Order or Being Mary Jane? Big decisions! — we’ve compiled some of the best marathons airing May 24, 25, and 26. Check out our picks below:

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Your guide to Presidents Day marathons 2014

As the majority of the nation continues to fight this winter weather, it’s likely that Presidents Day isn’t going to be the best time to get outside and try that new thing you’ve been anticipating. If it is, go for it. But if it’s not, we’ve rounded up a few other options, all of which require that you sit on the couch and preferably order dinner so as to not overexert yourself. We’re just trying to look out for your health, guys.

So if you choose to spend your day off with your television, here are the marathons that will keep you busy for most, if not all of the day: READ FULL STORY

Not a fan of the Super Bowl? Here's a look at what else is on tonight

As of 6 p.m. ET, millions of televisions will be tuned in to Fox in anticipation of Super Bowl XLVIII. However, for those of you who couldn’t care less about the outcome of the game (or the commercials, for that matter), we’ve lined up your other viewing options. From all-day marathons to 6 p.m. movies, you do have a choice when it comes to what to watch!

So, if you do your part and find an open television, we will do ours and give you all your entertainment options. Our recommendation: Grab some of those football snacks to bring with you. Hey, nobody said you can’t eat them while watching Harry Potter.

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Your guide to New Year's Day marathons 2013

Now that you’ve properly celebrated the beginning of 2014, it’s likely that you’re in need of some downtime to recover from the night’s festivities. And even if not, there’s no harm in sitting on the couch anyway.

Just in case you do plan on joining us sofa-lovers, we’ve rounded up the television marathons that will help put your new year on the right track — as well as a few that won’t.

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Your guide to New Year's Eve marathons 2013

Before you attend your New Year’s parties, you have to decide what to do during the day on New Year’s Eve. Surely it can’t take you 12 hours to get ready for a party. And if you choose to relax a little (or a lot) in front of the television, we’ve rounded up your viewing options. Well, if by viewing you mean marathoning and never leaving the sofa.

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AMC's monster 'Breaking Bad' marathon: A survival guide

Sure, DVDs and Netflix have sort of ruined the fun of a good, old-fashioned scheduled TV marathon. (They’re not exactly special when you have the power to make them happen any time.) But it’s still hard not to get excited about AMC showing all 62 episodes of Breaking Bad over the course of four days — even if the network totally missed the opportunity to call this marathon “Four Days In.”

Never seen an episode of Breaking Bad? You’re gonna want to watch this. Devoured every episode of Breaking Bad multiple times already? You’re still gonna want to watch it, or at least part of it. But when should you pay close attention, when should you keep one eye on the TV and another on your laundry — and when should you order the chicken? Worry not; EW’s got you covered. (All times are ET/PT, even though Walt and Jesse go by Mountain Time. Deal with it.)

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Your guide to Christmas Day marathons 2013

This Christmas, don’t feel pressured to attend yet another holiday party. If you’d rather stay in and enjoy a relaxing day in front of the television, you do have options. For the Christmas-lover, ABC Family will be running a marathon of holiday films, from The Santa Clause to National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. But if you’re not as excited about more holiday cheer, there are other options, such as a Doctor Who marathon or an evening spent with Duck Dynasty.

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