Thanksgiving has always been about food.

We suffer through the boomer small talk and anti-climactic football games for the sake of the meal that awaits us at the end of the day, and even then that "meal" is representative of ethnic cleansing and genocide. But there are a few other pros that lay outside of gorging yourself on mashed potatoes. The holiday always falls on a Thursday, which means you always have a four day weekend. Black Friday is also the following day, so despite whatever infuriating experiences you may have on Thanksgiving with your family, you can at least rest easy knowing you can go out and buy enough stuff to numb the pain.

These reasons alone are enough to warrant celebration. So while you clench your jaw through what is almost guaranteed to be a painfully long afternoon, why not curate some music to help elevate your mood and remind yourself that a four day weekend of relaxation awaits?

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Thanksgiving is destined to be uncomfortable this year.

If you are able to safely gather with loved ones, bitter conservative relatives are almost guaranteed to dampen the mood. Meanwhile, for those of us spending Turkey Day alone this year, it may be nice to escape to alternate TV universes, where the dysfunctions of Thanksgiving 2020 don't even hold a torch to the absurdity of Joey getting his head stuck in a raw turkey. Here are the worst TV Thanksgivings to help you feel better about yours.

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The Worst COVID Inspired Media Made So Far

These tone deaf creations missed the ball completely

Johns Hopkins recently discovered that the COVID-19 pandemic currently "kills an American every 107 seconds."

But as the virus enters this brutal second wave, some creatives are already moving to profit off the latest American tragedy. It remains to be seen whether Grey's Anatomy and This Is Us will strike the right tone while implementing the pandemic into their scripts, but from blockbuster movies to stand alone TV shows, a lot of people are creating COVID content from scratch.

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Megan Thee Stallion's debut album has finally arrived.

Since she announced the album a few weeks ago, the music world has held its breath in anticipation. As a result, a lot of great music has gone unnoticed. While SAINt JHN and Meg will undoubtedly tear up the charts this week, here are other great releases from lesser-known artists that deserve just as much attention.

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Interview: Cautious Clay Is Learning How to Embrace Discomfort

The singer sat down with Popdust to talk about his upcoming debut album

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It's easy to connect with Cautious Clay's music.

Texturized and diaphanous, it can snap with precision alongside quippy surf-rock guitars ("Cheesin") or float effortlessly above reverberating R&B instrumentals ("Sidewinder").

It's clear from the first few moments talking with him that 27-year-old Josh Karpeh is completely unaware of how talented he is. Just three years ago, Karpeh worked in real estate and loosely balanced his creative pursuits with his day job. But as of 2020, he's been praised by The New Yorker, credited and sampled by Taylor Swift, contributed music to the Insecure soundtrack, and maintained a steady creative relationship with John Mayer, all while he averages around two-million monthly listeners on Spotify.

Even with these accolades, Karpeh won't go as far as to say that he's made it. "I'm hopeful," he told me.

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While this year has been a lackluster time to be alive and general disappointment in almost every regard, this year's gaming experience has been one of the saving graces of 2020.

With new consoles and a handful of new games freshly released, 2020 has been filled with some of the greatest gaming experiences in recent memory. But Geoff Keighley's highly anticipated game-of-the-year award ceremony is closing in, and in the end, only one game can truly be crowned champion.

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