15 Tunes for Turkey Time

ValsList Thanksgiving Mix

Here’s a collection of fresh songs for your upcoming holiday gatherings with family and friends—play it while you’re cooking, eating and drinking, or while you are just relaxing together. These tunes come recommended by music aficionado and Winnetka resident Val Haller, founder and CEO of the boutique music website valslist.com. She describes this “Merci” mix as “upbeat but not too loud, with great harmonies and instrumental surprises.”


  1. Planes & Satellites Sonia Dada
  2. Take a Holiday Mindy Smith
  3. Breathe Stellar Road
  4. State Lines Matt Hires
  5. Garden Party John Fogerty, Don Henley & Timothy B. Schmit
  6. Fortunate Family Tree AM
  7. Call You Tonight Whitney Houston
  8. Evergreen Jones Street Station
  9. I Can See the Pines Are Dancing A.A. Bondy
  10. Our House Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  11. Sea Breeze Tyrone Wells
  12. Still Be Here Jessica Sonner
  13. End of All Time Stars of Track & Field
  14. Open Arms Gary Go
  15. Bring It On Home to Me Eric Bibb