Football has become ingrained into American culture on Thanksgiving day, just like it has on Sundays for much of the year.

Even non-football fans gather around the television to watch the Turkey Day action, probably because watching grown men inflict pain on one another is more exciting than listening to Aunt Jeannie tell you another story about how just delightful her 17 year old son who snuck a bottle of win into the basement is.

Of course, with a new viewing audience pulled in, those who are unfamiliar may not know where to find each Thanksgiving football game.

Luckily, we're here to help with this Thanksgiving football viewing guide, so you know which HD channels to flip to in between bites of can-shaped cranberry sauce and listening to stories about little Tommy's first  that make you wish YOU were the one on the field getting pain inflicted upon you.

(Note: For DirecTV and Dish, the high definition channel number is the same as the standard definition number)

12:30 p.m.: Houston Texans at Detroit Lions (CBS, Channel 6 Standard Definition)

Time Warner Cable: 1806

Verizon FiOS: 506

4:15 p.m.: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (FOX, Channel 8 Standard Definition)

Time Warner Cable: 1808

Verizon FiOS: 508

8:20 p.m.: New England Patriots at New York Jets (NBC, Channel 13 Standard Definition)

Time Warner Cable: 1813

Verizon FiOS: 513