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The best jams to make the Thanksgiving holiday special

<p>Thanksgiving would be nothing without friends and family, delicious food and good music.&nbsp;</p>

Thanksgiving would be nothing without friends and family, delicious food and good music. 

Thanksgiving would be nothing without friends and family, delicious food and good music. Luckily for you, this playlist is perfect for the occasion. Press play for autumnal vibes and a truly comforting atmosphere.  

"Oom Sha La La" by Hayley Heynderickx 

To a sweet melody and an undercurrent of pulsing guitar, Heynderickx thinks over her current life and the melancholy of her heart. In order to get out of her ordeal, she sings, “I'm tired of my mind getting heavy with mold / I need to start a garden.”

"Harvest Moon" by Neil Young

The night is beautiful, and love is in the air says Young. He sings to his lover, enthralled, “But now it's gettin' late / And the moon is climbin' high / I want to celebrate / See it shinin' in your eye.”

"White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes 

In intoxicating harmony, Fleet Foxes sings, “I was following the pack / All swallowed in their coats / With scarves of red tied 'round their throats.” Though the lyrics may be morbid, Fleet Foxes encapsulates the fall and winter with this upbeat folksy tune. 

"I’d Have You Anytime" by George Harrison

Languid electric guitar and soft acoustics mark Harrison’s song as a memorable one. He wishes to be there for his loved one, to hold them in his arms, to be happy. 

"ohNadine (You Were in My Dream)" by Michael Cera

From the sweet, sweet sounds of famed actor Michael Cera, this song admires the beautiful Nadine, singing, “I can't help but have a funny feeling / You'd be good to me / You were in my dream.”

"One of Us Cannot Be Wrong" by Father John Misty

Father John Misty is well known for his ability to create a whimsical narrative through his music. With gradual intensity, Misty tells several short stories throughout the song, one about an Eskimo, another about a prescription and many others.  

"Someone New" by Hozier

Hozier’s poetry and mastery of conveying nuanced emotions are felt heavily throughout this song. He discusses the complexity of loving strangers, singing “Don't take this the wrong way / You knew who I was with every step that I ran to you / Only blue or black days / Electing strange perfections in any stranger I choose.”

"Sunny Day" by Abandoned Pools

Taking a step back to the days of '90s grunge, Abandoned Pools compares the ills of party culture with the joys of a sunny day. 

"Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don’t Leave Me)" by Orion Sun

“It feels so good to know ya,” sings Orion Sun in a sultry, soothing melody. She continues with, “Swear you came down like a comet / You be all in my dreams like I'm f—n’ haunted.” 

"Sister Golden Hair" by America

With lovely guitar and perfectly blended voices, the members of America know that they can’t live without their lover and don’t want to go through life in loneliness. 

"Thank You" by Led Zeppelin

Classic rock. The incredible voice of Robert Plant. Love is in this song, and will always be, as shown in the lyrics, “If the sun refused to shine / I would still be loving you / Mountains crumble to the sea / There will still be you and me.” 

"(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" by Nat King Cole

In an electrifying and euphonious melody, Cole croons for a love that he would give anything for — even giving up his whole heart. 

"The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac

Through an entrancing, intense beat, Fleetwood Mac reflects on a past relationship gone sour, singing, “And if you don't love me now / You will never love me again / I can still hear you saying / You would never break the chain (Never break the chain).”

"Alison" by Slowdive

Haunting electric guitar defines this classic shoegaze track. Slowdive sings of an enchanting woman, Alison, and the way that her, “messed up world will thrill me.”

"Sarah" by Alex G

Alex G is fascinated by Sarah in this alternative rock track, singing, “Sarah runs to feel the burning in her lungs / To clear her head.”

"Autumn in New York" by Billie Holiday

New York foliage, crowds and the promise of love bring Holiday peace and comfort. In her unique way, she sings, “Autumn in New York / Why does it seem so inviting?”