25 Choice Cuts For A Stylish Holiday
Ah, I can smell it already. Can you? The turkey’s just been pulled out of the oven and its perfectly roasted scent mingles with the stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, and the faint smell of wood burning in the living room fireplace. The television’s on in the background — possibly the Macy’s Parade, National Dog Show, or football game — though nobody’s really paying attention. Guests are seated throughout, nibbling on crackers, cheese, and pepperoni. You’re holding a perfectly made Old Fashioned in your hand.
The only thing this Thanksgiving tableau is missing is a great playlist to help set the mood.
Although Thanksgiving is typically regarded as the unofficial kickoff to the Christmas season — never mind that you start seeing Christmas decorations in stores before Halloween these days — one thing that I’m pretty firm on is that Christmas music can be played after Thanksgiving, not before. So I’ve put together a curated list of 25 swinging jazz tunes that could vaguely be termed “Thanksgiving music.”
Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving, all!