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It’s time for Fimnora’s Monday Music Medicine Show again! This week Fim has a Thanksgiving special. She wants to know what songs we associate with Thanksgiving!

So my beautiful Monday Music Medicine Show friends, when it comes to Thanksgiving, regardless of where you’re living, or when you have a day to give thanks, what comes to mind? You know I want to hear it! Share it there (your own blog with a ping back), or share it here. 

I racked my brain trying to think of a song related to Thanksgiving that I would identify with. For me Thanksgiving always brings back memories of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. (You probably won’t want to watch all two hours of this! Just put it here to give you a little taste of what always excited me.)

But suddenly it dawned on me there WAS a song I related to Thanksgiving — though it’s NOT a Thanksgiving song! After dinner every Thanksgiving no matter which house we were at (my sister’s, or ours) there’s one movie we all settled down to watch before we had dessert. From the time they were small our kids all crammed in next to each other on the floor in front of the TV while us adults cuddled up together on the couch with each other and a few bottles of wine, and we all watched Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation. We’ve been doing that for the last 25 years, as soon as it was released on VHS tape. (The film has achieved three home video releases, the first VHS and Laserdisc in early 1990.)

So the song I have related to Thanksgiving since 1990 is actually Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song). Enjoy!


(Picture Credit: www.henry4school.fr)