Anne of Green Gables, ‘Crossroads’ Marathon & The Beatles for Thanksgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving with NPT this year! We’re serving up traditional favorites like Anne of Green Gables and Holiday Inn; heaps of our own Tennessee Crossroads; and a special treat – a Beatles buffet on Saturday evening.

Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley. Credit: Courtesy of Breakthrough Entertainment/© 2017 Gables 23 Productions Inc

Thanksgiving menu

Gorge yourself on Tennessee Crossroads with the return of the Thanksgiving Marathon! Joe Elmore and the gang make their way through a decade of Crossroads adventures, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Day on NPT2.

Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars airs Thursday, Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving evening), at 7 p.m. Anne turns 13, with all the angst that comes with that, in this new special that reunites Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley, Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert, and Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert. Stay tuned for an encore presentation of 2016’s Anne of Green Gables at 8:30 p.m.



Thanksgiving is considered the official launch of the holiday season; appropriately, Great Performances presents Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn on Friday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m. Based on the 1942 movie, this production by The Roundabout Theatre Company includes “White Christmas” and other familiar standards.

Twist and shout!

Premiering on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m., The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is Ron Howard’s journey into the Fab Four’s life on the road. Screaming teenagers, wild car escapades, hysterical crowds – it’ll be like Black Friday at the mall, but with interviews, performance clips and way better music. The Beatles left the road to concentrate on game-changing projects such as the 1967 concept album highlighted in  Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution airs Saturday, Nov. 25, at 9:30 p.m.

The Beatles in Washington, D.C., February 1964. Credit: Courtesy of © Apple Corps Ltd.

Thanksgiving week is also the start of our December Membership Campaign, so look for more special programming over the coming weeks. We’ll be offering ticket packages, DVDs and CDs as thank-you gifts. More information is available at

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