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Thanksgiving Music and Songs

Updated on November 25, 2016

An Album of Thanksgiving Classics

99 Must-Have Thanksgiving Classics
99 Must-Have Thanksgiving Classics

The price is right for the album of 99 classics to play on Thanksgiving. This well rated album has a great selection of music that makes great dinner music year round.


Thanksgiving Music Makes the Day Even Better

This article contains links to Thanksgiving music. Some of the selections here are available to purchase. Other musical selections are yours to enjoy for free.

What's your favorite music for that special day? Religious or other?

We all have our own special, wonderful, traditional melodies for Thanksgiving entertaining and festivities. When I was a kid, Thanksgiving music meant going to the Thanksgiving Service at our small church, where were would be sure to sing Bringing in the Sheaves and other hymns. It was a farming community, so the altar was decorated with sheaves of wheat, pumpkins, fall flowers and other signs of harvest and abundance.

No doubt, everyone who visits this page has their own idea of their ideal music for this day. I trust you will find something here that suits you and helps you with your holiday entertaining.

As well as shopping for Thanksgiving music, including MP3 downloads, you can click through to other links pertaining to this topic.

Do you have strong opinions about what makes good Thanksgiving music? Excellent. There's a Duel on this page. Make your opinions known.

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Duke it Out: Thanksgiving Music: Traditional or Contemporary?

What makes the best Thanksgiving music? Should it be traditional, classical, religious? Would acid rock, heavy metal or rap be disrespectful and inappropriate?

What type of Thanksgiving music is best?

When is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving falls on a different date every year, and is held on a different date in the United States and Canada.

In the US, Thanksgiving is a Federal holiday and falls on the fourth Thursday of November.

In Canada, Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday in October.

Thanksgiving Dates for 2017 and 2018

Monday, October 9
Monday, October 8
United States of America
Thursday, November 23
Thursday, November 22

Here's a lovely YouTube video of music to play during dinner.

Enjoy this Beautiful Thanksgiving Dinner Music

© 2010 June Campbell

What is your Favorite Thanksgiving Music? - Please leave a comment

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    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @anonymous: Thank Tipi!

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      5 years ago

      I guess I kind of like a mix and can enjoy something a little funny but prefer more restful and inspirational music, religious or not. Your slide show is as beautiful as the music by George Winston with a nice mix of everything wonderful!

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      6 years ago

      I love Gobble Gobble, it's so hilarious. I also love Nicole Nordeman.....she has a song called Gratitude. It definitely is about doesn't mention the holiday, but it's all about being thankful to God for everything. Great song. Thanks for this lens!

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      June Campbell 

      7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @BuildABetterMouse: Good question. I don't know the answer. Perhaps some of our readers can clarify this.

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      Steve and Annette 

      7 years ago

      Is "Harvest home" the same as "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come"? That's the Thanksgiving hymn I remember from my childhood.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @joanhall: Religious music at Thanksgiving is lovely. I still remember singing Harvest Home in our Thanksgiving church services when I was a kid. Thanks for commenting.

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      Joan Hall 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      I'm definitely partial to religious Thanksgiving music. We have a Thanksgiving concert every year at our church, and I love preparing for it.


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