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I alway play Alice's Restaurant when I prepare the holiday meal since he captures the time and holiday so well. I cheated yesterday and played it when I was baking. I will do it again today. My husband was working in that area of the state when an old man pulled him aside and pointed. "That's where Arlo dumped the trash," he told him.

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It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving if we didn’t listen to this song!

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My sister, where we'll l be going this year, is big on the tradition of playing Alice's on Thanksgiving. I'm more of a March of the Wooden Soldiers kinda guy - the original b&w version naturally, not the colorized abomination.

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Kevin Alexander

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope work goes well!

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Happy Thanksgiving! We’re hosting a few friends for an early afternoon “dinner,” then migrating to another friend’s place for dessert and Seahawks on TV!

Hope you’re having a great day at work.

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Kevin Alexander

I made a playlist for Thanksgiving which included Alice's Restaurant - and then removed it from the version I shared in today's newsletter out of concerns it was too long. You've reminded me of it's rich tradition for some and so I'm going to add it back in. Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

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Listening to the full album right meow.

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One of my favorite traditions. Ever.

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Kevin Alexander

Nice pic of The Ramones!

We need more Arlo and more Ramones, I miss those days.

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Kevin Alexander

Since I spent so much time in the Berkshires as a kid, Arlo Guthrie was more of a daily fact of life than an annual tradition. We also saw him play often, usually with Pete Seeger, and they were both great with us kids. It also happens that Arthur Penn’s kids went to the same school as us (my brother was good friends with Matt) so the first time I saw the film was during a private screening in Stockbridge...quite an eye-opener. Speaking of my brother, maybe Arlo should write another song about the time he got fired from Alice’s Restaurant for ordering too much food for his free birthday dinner 😂😂😂. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sadly, my Thanksgiving is not very exciting. I have COVID, so I am quarantining. We had to cancel plans to have people come over. Although luckily my wife and son are fine and testing negative.

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JF felt compelled to play this yesterday morning and only later realised why!

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I've been meaning to comment on this since I saw it. It's a perfect encapsulation of the holiday. The only one that's close, if not better, is Robert Earl Keen's "Merry Christmas from the Family." That one should be heard in every household as the holiday nears.

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