LISTEN: The ultimate Thanksgiving playlist

9:43 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 Music
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An Austin-history centric Thanksgiving menu with a spinach dish (honoring Austin?s famed spinach-growing fields in East Austin), Mexene-rubbed turkey, pecan pie with Adams? extract, tortilla stuffing made with El Milagro chips and more all served at a Friendsgiving celebration in South Austin. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Christmas songs will be filling the radio waves in just a few weeks, but what about Thanksgiving songs? Adam Sandler’s “Thanksgiving Song” might be the first that comes to mind, but when you think about the themes of friends, family and good food, the song ideas start to flow.

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I asked friends on social media for their suggestions of Thanksgiving songs with Austin or Texas connections. Not every single song comes from a Texas artist, but listening to this playlist will increase the holiday gratitude around your Thanksgiving table by at least 35 percent. 

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Tell us what songs you’d add to an Austin-themed Thanksgiving playlist in the comments below.

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