Thanksgiving is, normally, a wonderful occasion. It’s a time for getting together with family and friends and giving thanks for the blessings we enjoy, whatever those may be. It’s a time for Thanksgiving feasts, pumpkin carving, nature walks, football and all sorts of other family traditions.

Unfortunately, many of us won’t have the opportunity to gather with our families this year. But hopefully, we’ll all still find one way or another to connect with loved ones and give thanks, while remaining optimistic that one day we’ll see each other again. And those of us who are able to see family have all the more reason to be thankful.

I don’t eat turkey, but I certainly am thankful and I love Thanksgiving. I celebrate with whiskey, pumpkin pie and, of course, some great music.

Here are a few selections that are always on my playlist at this time of the year — and that you should add to yours, too.