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What Music Do You Identify with Thanksgiving?

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Thanksgiving, as we all know, has become America's ultimate eating contest. But between stuffing your face with turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, and washing it down with a hearty wine, giving thanks to friends and loved ones often ranks low among people's collective priorities.

WQXR has a solution: a day of music that reminds us of Thanksgiving's original message. We’ll serve up pieces of Americana, songs of harvest, early American ballads, even a few odes to food. Listen for music by Bernstein, Copland, Harrison, Carter and Dvorak, among others.

We'd also like to hear from you. Before that tryptophan-induced coma sets in, tell us: what does a perfect Thanksgiving playlist look like? Take our poll and leave a comment below.

And before you head out to shop, we'd love to know your feelings about Christmas music in stores and malls too. (Be honest!)