By Claire Stern
Updated Nov 26, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Thanksgiving Table
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Your turkey may be brined, your potatoes thoroughly mashed, but to really get Thanksgiving dinner going, you'll need a proper soundtrack. (How else do you plan to drown out the endless chatter among your distant relatives?) To assist you in your endeavor, we've rounded up 12 family-friendly tracks, ranging from Top 40 jams to Billboard sleeper hits, that will provide a mellow sonic backdrop for your feast. At roughly 45 minutes long, it encompasses just the right amount of time for you to gorge, engage in conversation, and enter your imminent food coma. Happy Turkey Day, indeed.