Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" still something to be thankful for

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A disgusting number of Christmas songs populate the bulk of recorded music (as you'll discover when we unleash our all-holiday-music playlist on on Dec. 1st.) but far fewer have been penned in celebration of its fair sister, Thanksgiving. This makes it a bit easier to out Arlo Guthrie's 1967 "Alice's Restaurant" as the greatest Thanksgiving song ever written, but even if a sudden glut of turkey tunes were to clog our airwaves, I'm fairly confident this song would still tower above the rest.