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Thanksgiving Songs: Music About Food, Giving Thanks, and the Holiday

George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and John Lennon of The Beatles in the 1960s. THANKSGIVING
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George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and John Lennon of The Beatles in the 1960s.

Songs for Thanksgiving fall into three different categories. First, there are songs recorded explicitly for the holiday. However, there are a lot fewer of these for Thanksgiving then there are for Christmas or Valentine's Day, so you have to get more creative unless you want to listen to a small subset of songs on repeat. The second Thanksgiving-appropriate category is songs that generally address giving thanks -- even if they aren't specifically geared towards the holiday. The third and most eclectic category is songs about Thanksgiving foods: potatoes, turkeys, and pies. Check out our list of Thanksgiving songs below.