Various Artists - Instrumental
Provident Music
Here's the no-frills 12-track disc that you could play all throughout the day--starting with Turkey preparation to recliner chair status.  The pared-down acoustic instrumental sounds on Thanksgiving won't interfere with your family time, but will provide the perfect, calming backdrop to your holiday.  Guitar, piano, oboe, cello, flute, and violin combine on pleasing arrangements of "Bygone Days", "We Gather Together", "Simple Gifts", "Blessings", "The Gathering," and more.

WOW Hits 2003
Various Artists
Chordant Distribution Group

You really need to have at least one up-tempo music selection for the kiddos during Thanksgiving--something they can shake out the wiggles to or sing along with or at least overpower the sounds of their playful ruckus.  Like the other discs in the WOW family lineage, the 2003 collection doesn't disappoint with diversity in artist and song:  Michael W. Smith, Nicole C. Mullen, Jars of Clay, Newsboys, Salvador, Amy Grant, Avalon, ZOEgirl, Jennifer Knapp, and more.  And since everyone likes a bonus, the good people behind WOW have added two bonus tracks for you:  Paul Colman Trio's "Turn" and Souljahz's "All Around the World."