Because of the convergence of Chanukah and Thanksgiving Day this year, we're seeing lots of new music videos created for the occasion, by musicians and parodists old and new.
We've been posting them as they come in, using some discretion to bring you only the ones we think are the best, and anticipating a reprise of all of them at the end of Chanukah to give you a chance to vote for the best one.
We were hoping that some of our favorite comedians and parodists would join the fun and we were very happy to see that Benji Lovitt, an American comedian who relocated to Israel seven years ago, has produced Thanksgivukkah Pie, a funny animated parody of American Pie. The original song, by by folk rock singer/songwriter Don McLean, was a number one hit in 1972. It's a recounting of the aftermath of the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.
Just in case you want to add some fun to your Thanksgiving celebration by singing Benji's song, we're including the lyrics just below the video.
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