Thanksgiving is a great holiday, but it tends to be eclipsed by the larger and more flamboyant celebrations that surround it.
Namely, Halloween and Christmas.
As you're surely aware, Christmas leads in dramatic fashion when it comes to music. In fact, Christmas music is considered its own genre due to the sheer number of Christmas songs that have been recorded. After all, one only needs a good three chord hook, some jingle bells and some winter imagery for a hit Christmas song.
Halloween, although much smaller than Christmas, still offers a plethora of songs to choose from when crafting a playlist.
But Thanksgiving is more difficult.
Yes, I have included no-brainers like "The Thanksgiving Song" by Adam Sandler, "Alice's Restaurant Massacre" by Arlo Guthrie and "Thanksgiving Day" by Ray Davies, but I've also included a smattering of overlooked tracks that fit perfectly within the Thanksgiving theme. Some speak directly to the spiritual aspects of the holiday as with Bob Marley's "Give Thanks And Praises", while others deal with more earthly pleasures, like eating!
What would you add to this musical Thanksgiving stew?
13. Making Pies - Patty Griffin
15. Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel
- Adam Sandler
- Christmas music
- Arlo Guthrie