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HBO Max Thanksgiving Programming and More News!

The HBO Max Thanksgiving programming has been announced and we’ve got specific updates on Selena + Chef, The Flight Attendant and Stylish with Jenna Lyons.

From Thanksgiving-themed TV episodes to cherished blockbuster hits, there’s plenty of A-list content for you to gobble up this Turkey Day.

The HBO Max Thanksgiving lineup includes laugh-out-loud comedies suchs as She’s the Man, Superintelligence and School of Rock, animated movies like Anastasia, Storks and Scoob!, as well as action flicks like Die Hard and Batman Returns.

Plus, you can sing along to The Wizard of Oz and Moulin Rouge!, or start getting into the Christmas spirit with Last Christmas, The Family Stone, A Christmas Carol and other beloved holiday films streaming on HBO Max.

If you would rather stick to TV classics, HBO Max has all your favorite Friends-giving episodes so this Thanksgiving can be “The One With” a Friends rewatch. Iconic Thanksgiving-themed episodes from series like The Big Bang Theory, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Sopranos and more will also be available to enjoy while full on the couch post-feast.

To top it off, Selena + Chef’s new Thanksgiving cooking special arrives just in time for crafting your own Thanksgiving meal. If Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t fill you up, shows for every kind of foodie like Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma are available to stream.

HBO Max Thanksgiving Programming


A Christmas Carol, 1938

A Cinderella Story, 2004

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, 2011 (HBO)

All is Bright, 2013

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, 2011 (HBO)

Anastasia, 1997 (HBO) – Available until November 30

Barnyard, 2006 (HBO)

Batman Returns, 1992

Black Christmas, 2019 (HBO)

Bridge to Terabithia, 2007 (HBO)

Cats, 2019 (HBO)

Clockstoppers, 2002 (HBO)

Die Hard, 1998 (HBO)

Die Hard 2, 1990 (HBO)

Dolittle, 2020 (HBO) (Available 11/14)

Ella Enchanted, 2004

Emma., 2020 (HBO)

Flushed Away, 2006 (HBO)

Get Santa, 2014

Grumpy Old Men, 1993

Happy Feet Two, 2011 (HBO)

Holiday Affair, 1949

Hollidaysburg, 2014

Howl’s Moving Castle, 2004

Ice Age: Continental Drift, 2012 (HBO)

Jaws the Revenge, 1987 (HBO)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (HBO)

Kiki’s Delivery Service, 1998

Last Christmas, 2019 (HBO)

Little, 2019 (HBO)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, 2012 (HBO)

Moulin Rouge!, 2001 (HBO)

My Neighbor Totoro, 1990

New Year’s Eve, 2011 (HBO)

Nothing LIke the Holidays, 2008

Over the Hedge, 2006 (HBO)

Pokemon Detective Pikachu, 2019 (HBO)

Ponyo, 2008

Princess Mononoke, 1997

Prometheus, 2012 (HBO)

School of Rock, 2003 (HBO)

Scoob!, 2020

Shazam!, 2019 (HBO)

She’s the Man, 2006 (HBO) – Available until November 30

Shrek Forever After, 2010

Spies in Disguise, 2019 (HBO)

Spirited Away, 2002

Storks, 2016 (HBO)

Superintelligence, 2020 (Available 11/26)

The Call of the Wild, 2020 (HBO) (Available 11/28)

The Children, 2009

The Family Man, 2000 (HBO) (Available 12/1)

The Family Stone, 2005 (HBO)

The Friday After Next, 2002

The Gold Rush, 1942 (Charlie Chaplin)

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, 2019 (HBO)

The Witches, 2020

The Wizard of Oz, 1939

Trapped in Paradise, 1994 (HBO) (Available 12/1)

Very Ralph, 2019 (HBO)

We Bought a Zoo, 2011 (HBO)


Selena + Chef
– Thanksgiving Holiday Episode – Available 11/19

Big Bang Theory
– Ep. 709 – The Thanksgiving Decoupling

South Park
– A History Channel Thanksgiving
– Black Friday

At Home with Amy Sedaris

The Regular Show
– Ep. 513 The Thanksgiving Special

– Ep. 505 Thanksgiving

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
– Ep. 112 – Talking Turkey

The Sopranos
– Ep. 308 – He Is Risen

– Ep. 105 – Went to Market

– Ep. 403 – Lowkey Thankful

– Ep. 109 – The One Where Underdog Gets Away
– Ep. 208 – The One with the List
– Ep. 309 – The One with the Football
– Ep. 408 – The One with Chandler in a Box
– Ep. 508 – The One with the Thanksgiving
– Ep. 609 – The One Where Ross Got High
– Ep. 708 – The One Where Chandler Doesn’t Like Dogs
– Ep. 809 – The One with the Rumor
– Ep. 908 – The One with Rachel’s Other Sister
– Ep. 1008 The One with the Late Thanksgiving


Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Selena + Chef (New Thanksgiving episode 11/19, see below)

The History of Food

Food CIA

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

Food Lore

Foodie Love

Cooking the Perfect Burger

Cooking the Ultimate Steak


Apple and Onion

The History of Food

Selena + Chef

HBO Max will premiere a special Friendsgiving episode of Selena + Chef on Thursday, November 19.

Known for elevating classic American dishes with Indian flavors, dubbed as a Queen of Spices, TV personality, author, producer, celebrity cook and judge Aarti Sequeira whips up a tandoori butter turkey breast and colorful side dishes that might just revolutionize Selena Gomez’s favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. Both will be joined by friends to celebrate the holiday.

The unscripted series is executive produced by Gomez for July Moon Productions, along with executive producers Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman and Leah Hariton on behalf of Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) and Melissa Stokes.

The first season of Selena + Chef premiered in August on HBO Max and the series has been renewed for an upcoming second season.

The Flight Attendant

The series premiere episode of the Max Original dark comedic thriller The Flight Attendant, starring Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory), is now available to stream for free below ahead of its Thursday, November 26 premiere.

Following its debut on HBO Max, the series’ premiere episode will also air on HBO linear channel, On Demand, and on select partners’ streaming platforms starting Friday, November 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT during a Free Preview Weekend offered by participating partners, as well as on TBS at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, November 29 as part of an HBO Max-themed marathon over Thanksgiving weekend.

The Flight Attendant officially takes flight on HBO Max with three episodes premiering Thursday, November 26. The limited series continues with two new episodes on December 3, followed by two new episodes on December 10, leading up to the finale episode on December 17. The series is a story of how an entire life can change in one night. A flight attendant (Cuoco) wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. The series is based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian.

The series also stars Michiel Huisman, Rosie Perez, Zosia Mamet, Michelle Gomez, T.R. Knight, Colin Woodell, Merle Dandridge, Griffin Matthews and Nolan Gerard Funk.

Stylish with Jenna Lyons

HBO Max also today debuted the official trailer and key art for the new Max Original Stylish with Jenna Lyons. All eight episodes will be available to stream on Thursday, Dec. 3 on HBO Max.

As president of J. Crew, Jenna Lyons became “the woman who dresses America”—a formidable business and style icon. Now, Jenna is experiencing a rebirth, and her reputation is on the line. Like many others in 2020, her lofty plans required some adapting and rethinking. From this emerged her very first beauty line, LoveSeen, a ground-up build of a boutique hotel in the Abaco Islands, and several soon-to-be-revealed creative surprises.

In a refreshing mix of elevated documentary and formatted competition, “Stylish with Jenna Lyons” follows Jenna as she tackles design projects that will help define her future business. These include renovating her friend’s Brooklyn townhouse, hosting mobile fashion makeovers, designing her new office, and launching LoveSeen—her fresh take on false lashes. Along the way, she’ll test a diverse group of creative associates, all vying for a life-changing spot in Jenna’s growing team.

Jenna’s staff, including her Chief-of-Staff, Kyle DeFord, and Stylist, Sarah Clary, join her in this ambitious new venture, delivering a masterclass in taste, design, and fashion with every episode.

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