Need Some “Me Time”? Get Cozy With These Thanksgiving Specials

Turkey. Pies. Parades. Family. They’re all great on their own, but when grouped together, it’s sometimes hard not to get overwhelmed. Check out the programs below, mark your calendars and take a little time to yourself this Thanksgiving!

Destination America

Destination America’s Railroad Alaska: Real Time Train Ride

Airing Thursday, November 27 beginning at 9/8c, this self-proclaimed “snoozefest” is a real-time journey of a train traversing Alaska’s 500-mile long railroad. No, it’s not meant to thrill you. Instead, it’s a welcome replacement for the standard yule log, an excuse to take a break from the holiday commotion or the perfect catalyst to a tryptophan-induced nap.

Investigation Discovery’s Wives with Knives and Momsters: When Moms Go Bad

Rebound from mesmerizingly monotonous train rides with heart-pounding retellings of some of the most chilling crimes. Airing Friday, November 27, Wives with Knives (9/8c) and Momsters: When Moms Go Bad (10/9c) document the deadly downfall of some wives and mothers.

Animal Planet’s Pit Bulls and Parolees “Watch and Give”

The concept is simple: you watch, Animal Planet gives. On Saturday, November 28, tune into Pit Bulls and Parolees at 10/9c. For each viewer who watches the episode, Animal Planet has committed to making a donation to the Villalobos Rescue Center. It’s a win/win!

Curious what’s airing on your favorite Discovery Communications network? You can see our full programming lineup online, available on each network’s respective website.