Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is where Christmas really begins. Presented by Real Thanksgiving, this topic explores the activities, the foods, the entertainment and the family time of this classic American holiday.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order)
All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made:
Death Takes a Holiday
The Bob Newhart Show:
His Busiest Time
I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didn´t cut the trunk....the tree...
Many Public Radio Stations will be airing Special Thanksgiving programming across the country for 2009. Check your local stations for Holiday 2009 Schedules.
Also check out the 2009 Christmas/Holiday Radio Programming & Schedules thread in the music forums. Since most stations post a schedule for Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, many of the Thanksgiving shows will be shown.
Kansas City's Christmas Station with an online listen link!
Originally Posted by RadioJonD
So, KCJK 105.1, Jack-FM in Kansas City is jabbing KCKC for skipping to Christmas music right after Halloween.
Check out Jack FM's "Coalition To Save Thanksgiving" page.
From the page:
What is it with these places that skip right from Halloween to Christmas music? WTF? Here at JACK we've had enough! We have pledged to SAVE THANKSGIVING. Thank you for helping us fight the good fight!
No more will we allow some greedy corporate weeny dictate the order of our holidays! Nor will we stand for the complete dismantling of a holiday that brings families together, makes the NFL rich, and put shopping centers over their yearly budgets!
Help us SAVE THANKSGIVING. CLICK THE BANNER and sign your name. We'll have some awesome prizes to give out JUST for people who join the COALITION to Save Thanksgiving!
New for 2010, two best-selling authors join us at the table:
•Deepak Chopra, celebrated writer on spirituality and wellness. Dr. Chopra has written more than 50 books, read by 20 million people more than 35 languages. He reflects on gratitude in India, his pilgrimage to America, and shares poems of thanks by Rumi.
•Nigella Lawson, British food writer who appears on NPR's Morning Edition, BBC television, and the Food Network. Her cookbooks are in 3 million kitchens. Lawson loves the spiritual aspect of food, talks about the tradition of feasting, and brings along suggestions for turkey leftovers!
Classical music is the heart and soul of Giving Thanks, and this year's selections include Simple Gifts from Yo-Yo Ma, a hymn of Thanksgiving from Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, the autumnal lyricism of Mark O'Connor's American Seasons, and a cornucopia of Bach. Between the music, no clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies. Instead, it's a contemporary celebration of spirit of Gratitude.
We'll gather together to celebrate the new US Poet Laureate William S. Merwin, who reads a poem of gratitude. And continue a Giving Thanks tradition: a spellbinding story from actor Charles Laughton, giving thanks for Art that connects us all to the creative spirit.
Whether you're early in the kitchen, on the road to a family gathering, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words.
Public Radio show The Splendid Table will again air their 'Turkey Confidental' Special Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2010.
Many stations across the U.S. will air the two hour program. Check your local station schedule.
From the webpage:
On the day even non-cooks are busy in the kitchen, we'll be here, ready to help on-air and online. In addition to the 2-hour live radio call-in, (starts on Thanksgiving at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT) we'll host a live chat, stream the audio online, take questions over the web, showcase our favorite recipes, and share pictures of your very own splendid table.
Call us! (800) 537-5252
This year's guests: Jose Andres, Jamie Oliver, Joshua Wesson, and Jane & Michael Stern
With music and stories for Thanksgiving, it's Giving Thanks: a Celebration of Fall, Food, and Gratitude.
New for 2011, two best-selling authors join us at the table:
Nora Ephron, best-selling writer and movie director. She wrote and directed Julie & Julia, and received Oscar nominations for When Harry Met Sally, Silkwood, and Sleepless in Seattle. Ephron shares Thanksgiving stories, and a very personal gratitude list from her latest book.
Roy Blount Jr is a writer, and a regular on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Garrison Keillor says "Roy Blount Jr is the best. He can be literate, uncouth and soulful all in one sentence." Blount remembers boyhood Thanksgiving in the South, and shares his humorous essay The Way Folks Were Meant to Eat.
Classical music is the heart and soul of Giving Thanks, and this year's selections include the world premiere performance of Table Grace, Matthew Brown's choral setting of a grace by Garrison Keillor, sung by VocalEssence. Plus classics from Bach, Copland, and more.
Between the music, no clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies. Instead, it's a contemporary celebration of the spirit of Gratitude. And we continue a Giving Thanks tradition shared by 300 APM stations: a spellbinding story from actor Charles Laughton, giving thanks for Art that connects us all to the creative spirit.
Tune in to our weekly program of vintage radio shows, with producer/host Steve Darnall, broadcast live every Saturday from 1 to 5 pm (Central time) on WDCB 90.9 FM in the Chicago area and on the Internet at http://www.wdcb.org.
Each Saturday's program is available on demand for one week beginning the following Tuesday, at approximately 12 am Greenwich Mean Time. See schedule below.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 - ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SHOW
ROMA WINES SHOW (11-18-43) A variety show starring Mary Astor, Charlie Ruggles, and Mischa Auer, with the Pied Pipers, Lud Gluskin and the orchestra, Frank Nelson, Bea Benaderet. Charlie writes a play for Thanksgiving, while Mischa recalls his pursuit of exotic animals. Roma Wines, CBS. (30 min)
CINNAMON BEAR (1937) Chapter 4. Captured by the Inkaboos! (13 min)
CAVALCADE OF AMERICA (11-24-47) “Us Pilgrims” starring George Tobias in a lighthearted story of “an immigrant’s idea of a first Thanksgiving.” Cast includes Mercedes McCambridge, Ralph Bell. Dupont, NBC. (30 min)
CINNAMON BEAR (1937) Chapter 5. The Crazy Quilt Dragon to the rescue! (13 min)
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (11-21-51) Willard Waterman stars as Gildy, with Lillian Randolph as Birdie, Walter Tetley as Leroy, Mary Lee Robb as Marjorie, Earle Ross as Judge Hooker, Dick LeGrand as Mr. Peavey, Gale Gordon as Mr. Bullard. Birdie is cooking a 24-pound turkey for Thanksgiving and Gildy is hoping to round up some guests to share the repast. Kraft, NBC. (30 min)
CINNAMON BEAR (1937) Chapter 6. Our heroes meet Wesley the Wailing Whale and Samuel the Seal. (13 min)
WE THE PEOPLE (11-23-48) Dale Carnegie hosts this Thanksgiving week broadcast, with actress Lili Palmer, Betty MacDonald, singer Burl Ives, Oscar Bradley and the orchestra. Announcers are Dwight Weist and Dan Seymour. Gulf Oil, CBS. (28 min)
Tune in for advice on everything from preparing and cooking turkey and stuffing to other delectable side dishes. Notepads ready? This live call-in program features Lynne Rossetto Kasper taking calls from frantic cooks as they prepare their Thanksgiving feasts.
Thanksgiving with Cantus
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Join Cantus, one of America's premiere men’s vocal ensembles for singing and conversation about the holiday, music and food.
8:00 - 10:00pm
This contemporary celebration of gratitude features music and stories to accompany your Thanksgiving celebration, with the wise and witty Julia Sweeney, pianist Simone Dinnerstein in a tribute to Bach, a setting of e.e. cumming’s I thank You God for most this amazing day, and Dawn Upshaw singing Winter Morning Walks by Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.
Saturday – 11/30
The Thistle and Shamrock
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Whether you’re traveling near or far for your Thanksgiving celebrations, you’ll enjoy Wayfaring Strangers following the great musical migration from Scotland, through Ulster to Appalachia.
Sunday – 12/1
Classical Guitar Alive!
9:00 – 10:00 am
Join Tony Morris for special music for Thanksgiving featuring music by Bach, Giuliani, Grieg and an American hymn tune. Tony also speaks with guitarist David Russell who talks about his charitable organization which finances wells for drinking water in Africa.