Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving 9 p.m., NBC
Everybody’s home for the holidays and you’ve exhausted polite chit-chat and explosive political or religious conversations are looming? “SNL” has you covered. This compilation of Thanksgiving and family-themed sketches should serve as a suitable distraction for at least two hours. Among the familiar funnies from days gone by returning for a holiday airing are Adam Sandler’s “Turkey Song,” and moments with Rachel Dratch as Debbie Downer (pictured), The Ladies’ Man, Martha Stewart, Ed Grimley, and The Loud Family.
Gone With the Wind 8 p.m., AMC
If you’re looking for a more epic — and longer — way to keep things civil, what better option than this multiple Oscar-winning classic about the Civil War? Among the 10 Oscars it received — eight competitive, two honorary — were for best picture, best actress (Vivien Leigh, left), and best supporting actress (Hattie McDaniel, right). But one of the film’s most amusing legacies is that it spawned one of the funniest Carol Burnett sketches of all time. (After you’re done watching the movie, YouTube Burnett’s “curtain dress.”)
The Making of “The Sound of Music Live!” 8 p.m., NBC
Step one: dirndl fitting.
The Getaway 9 p.m., Esquire
A fried food vending machine. Where? Amsterdam, of course.
Haunted Highway 10 p.m., Syfy
Jack Osbourne resumes his search for ghosts.