I get that not everyone shares this tradition. My wife had no idea this song even existed before she met me. She puts up with it each November, with her characteristic good humor. Come to think of it, other members of my family do that, too.
And if you aren't familiar with "Alice's Restaurant", I hope you'll do the same.
I'm continuing the Sounds of Christmas tradition of playing this song once again this year. Actually, twice again.
I'll be airing the original version of Arlo's tune on Thanksgiving Day at approximately 4:00pm (Eastern). And later on Thanksgiving night, I'll be playing Arlo's 50th anniversary edition of that same song (around 10:00pm Eastern).
Whether you've enjoyed this as part of your own Thanksgiving tradition, or it's something brand new to you (or you're somewhere in between), I hope you can tune in this Thursday. Even if you're listening outside the U.S., and none of this makes any sense at all to you.
Thanks so much for spending part of your holiday season with us!
And may you always believe in Santa Claus!