It’s Thanksgiving week! I’m looking forward to Thursday without a doubt. Sure, I’m going to be cooking like a maniac, but I love doing that, so that’s no big thing. How many of you have been pre-making some of your dishes to reduce the hustle on the day of? *raises hand*
Wish me luck as I race around this morning and tomorrow morning to do last minute shopping, then sequester myself in the kitchen this afternoon and however long it takes over the next couple of days to make some dishes ahead. I think I’ll start with dessert and work my way backwards.
Meanwhile it’s Monday, so it’s time for some music – and it’s a freebie week, but because it’s Thanksgiving week, I thought I’d do songs appropriate for Thanksgiving or giving thanks. Are you with me?
Let’s start off with one of my favorite artists who, as a married mom, would consider this song as an accurate portrayal of her life. Focusing on the many gifts for which she’s thankful, from hearing the laughter of children to relaxing on the front porch swing, the song really speaks to all of us, reminding us to pause and give thanks on a daily basis.
The Number 1 tune (her fifth), earned a CMA nomination for Single of the Year and remains a staple on the radio many years after its release. Blessed, indeed.
Give a listen to Martina McBride with “Blessed”:
Next up is a song that speaks for itself, and is a perfect tune for a thankful week. I know you’ll agree.
Here’s the inimitable Louis Armstrong (in a version that has Kenny G on sax) with “What a Wonderful World”:
Next up is a song that I share every year, because it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving week without it. It’s now become a tradition, and Thanksgiving week is all about traditions, no?
Without further ado, here’s Adam Sandler with “Thanksgiving Song”:
Last but not least is another fun song that will most likely become a traditional one, too. We all worry about hosting Thanksgiving dinner, right? Making sure the turkey is perfect as well as all the side dishes and desserts.
If you haven’t heard of this funny family by now, you’ve probably been hiding under a rock. They’ve done a few spoofs that are hysterical, so I was happy to see they’ve done a Thanksgiving one that’s already gone way beyond viral.
Riffing off Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” this funny family’s latest viral video depicts all the Thanksgiving prep work and how dear old dad tends to screw things up. But if there’s one task he can accomplish, it’s basting that beautiful bird.
I promise you it’s going to get stuck in your head. It’s been stuck in mine, so it’s your turn.
Here’s the Holderness Family with “All About That Baste”:
More butter! I’m going to use #MoreButter every chance I get this week…
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday, and a Happy Thanksgiving!
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:
I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and Becca of Everyday Life.
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!