Jimmy Kimmel lamented the dearth of holiday carols for the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities on Tuesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC. With so many great songs for Christmas, and even a plethora of spooky Halloween tunes, why is there no musical love for the holiday sandwiched between them?
Meghan Trainor, of “All About That Bass” fame, presented a compilation of her original Thanksgiving songs in a comedy bit that made it pretty clear right away why we have no songs to commemorate this holiday.
While Thanksgiving might have had more meaning at one time, it’s now about family coming awkwardly together and eating an uncomfortable amount of food. It was in this tradition that Trainor’s made-up commercial spotlighted her Thanksgiving tracks.
She had singles like “My Flight Got Canceled in Denver (I’ll Be Sleeping at an Airport Quizno’s Tonight)” and “Grandma’s a Racist (Pass the Yams).” Other titles discussed weird encounters with relatives, frozen turkey and what to do with all those leftovers.
But the bottom line for Trainor, and many young adults, might be summed up in her insta-classic, “I Would Like to Leave (To Get Drunk With My Friends)” — though at only 20 years old, Trainor herself is not yet of legal age to take her own song’s advice.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.