The holiday also launches the season of TV holiday specials anchored by musicians.
But viewers wanting a bit more soul in their season can opt for Mary J. Blige's special, scheduled for Thanksgiving night on Sean "Diddy" Combs' recently launched Revolt network.
Hosted by Queen Latifah, "A Mary Christmas" is tied to Blige's recent album of the same name.
The one-hour special features Blige’s spin on holiday classics including “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Tyrese and legendary producer
"A Mary Christmas" airs Thursday at 8 p.m. EST.
Check out a preview of the special below: