From “Yams Day” to “This Is Us”: Here are the most popular Thanksgiving episodes of YouTube Red

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From "Yams Day" to "This Is Us": Here are the most popular Thanksgiving episodes of YouTube Red

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Viral Thanksgiving-themed episodes that have gained traction include Steve Harvey’s advice-driven “My Yams Day” episode, “Last Man Standing” star Tim Allen’s seven-minute “What Does It Mean?” spinoff and NBC’s “This Is Us” family episode.

The most-watched Thanksgiving-themed episode in the history of YouTube Red?

That honor goes to the unofficial theme song to Will Ferrell’s “Old School” holiday movie — in all four seasons, “Old School 2” — which amassed more than 24 million views this year. The dance routine alone has generated more than 10 million views.

There were other Thanksgiving-themed YouTube highlights:

“Friends” — Oprah Winfrey leads an AARP-sponsored contest to cook Thanksgiving dinner for a hundred lucky people — with also guests including, of course, Ross and Rachel. How did she do?

“The Last Man Standing” clip puts MacGilpin’s character back in action after 15 months in the box.

The ridiculous footage of Steve Harvey giving away money during a “My Yams Day” contest got a much-needed laugh.

“This Is Us” — The Jack and Rebecca festivities, complete with a “It’s Thanksgiving!” speech, can’t be topped.

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