Perfect songs for friends and family

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season, which means you can finally hit play on that holiday playlist you’ve been curating since last Christmas.

Many artists have released new music ahead of the holidays to help you curate the perfect Thanksgiving dinner playlist.

John Legend has released his very first holiday album, A legendary Christmas in October. The 14-track project, which includes a Stevie Wonder feature on the opening song, is packed with tunes to get people in the Christmas spirit.

JD McPherson also released his first Christmas album, Socks, last month. It’s perfect for people looking to celebrate Thanksgiving with a bit of holiday cheer.

Meanwhile, Tyler, The Creator has officially taken over Christmas with the release of his latest EP, Music inspired by Illumination and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch. Just weeks before Tyler unveiled his new project, the rapper released his remake of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” made for the updated movie. the grinchwhich debuted on November 9.

If you’re not ready to play maestro music at a family dinner on Thanksgiving, or throughout the rest of the holiday season, you don’t have to look for cheerful tunes. You can always just play one of the many holiday-specific playlists available on music outlets like Spotify and Apple Music.

Music lovers with Spotify have dozens of options for holiday streaming. The platform has an entire section dedicated to keeping your holidays happy, with an in-depth playlist like Christmas Jazz, Peaceful Piano, and Christmas Classics, which features traditional jams like Bebby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock” and rendition of Bing Crosby from “White Christmas”. The streaming giant has also released its annual Spotify Singles: Christmas Collection, equipped with all the latest and greatest holiday music from artists like Miley Cyrus, Anderson .Paak, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony and more.

Apple Music also has a number of holiday-themed playlists, including one dubbed Thanksgiving Dinner, made up of songs that are sure to make you count your blessings on Thanksgiving Day. There’s also a collection of R&B holiday tracks, Hanukkah classics, and even a Celtic Christmas playlist.

George L. Hernandez