Happy Birthday Song, move over and make room for the Hap Hap Happy Thanksgiving Day!

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Award winning song writer Karen Sokolof Javitch has released her new song Happy Thanksgiving Day.

Now, how about singing a song about Thanksgiving.  What?  You don’tknow any? That’s because there are no memorable ones, until now.Karen Sokolof Javitch, an award-winning songwriter, former radio talk-show host, and creator of 4 musicals and 16 CD’s, is on a mission tochange that.

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Quick: How many Christmas songs can you sing by heart? I bet you know a lot of them!

Now, how about singing a song about Thanksgiving. What? You don’t know any? That’s because there are no memorable ones, until now.

Karen Sokolof Javitch, an award-winning songwriter, former radio talk-show host, and creator of 4 musicals and 16 CD’s, is on a mission to change that. She just released both a Thanksgiving ditty and a beautiful song about this traditional, American, family holiday.

As Karen was planning her family meal for Thanksgiving, she knew her kids would want to sing some songs. But then she thought, “We don’t know any Thanksgiving songs. I need to write, sing and record one, quickly!” So that is exactly what she did!

The result: A fun and melodic 15-second ditty was born. “Hap Hap Happy Thanksgiving Day,” a song about being grateful on Thanksgiving. It’s a song so simple that everyone, young and old, will be able to sing it!

Hap hap happy Thanksgiving day!
We’re grateful for the food that comes our way!
With family and friends, we smile and say!
Hap hap happy Thanksgiving day!

Penn State University in 2015 wrote the following, based on completed research into song lyrics: “While we might not be trying to learn the lyrics of songs, sometimes a catchy tune can get stuck in our heads and make the connection that other information cannot.”

According to Ms. Javitch, “That is why show tunes are so memorable. They tell a story that evokes emotions and memories. That is why I write specialty songs for special occasions, i.e. holidays and life cycle events. I am thrilled that my music has been featured in children’s TV shows, classrooms, and two movies, while my musicals have been produced in venues throughout the country. I can only hope that my new jingle and Thanksgiving song will become part of Thanksgiving tradition, just like Christmas songs.”

Karen’s full-length Thanksgiving song, called ‘My Thanksgiving Song’, emphasizes gratitude, blessings, love, and life. “All too often, we sit around the dinner table and are oblivious as to why we are really celebrating,” said Karen, adding, “Plus, everyone can relate to music. Especially happy music!”

A 2013 Forbes article titled “7 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round,” written by Amy Morin, states, “It’s that time of year where many people are thinking about all they have to be thankful for. Although it’s nice to count your blessings on Thanksgiving, being thankful throughout the year could have tremendous benefits on your quality of life.”

Ms. Morin added, “In fact, gratitude may be one of the most overlooked tools that we all have access to every day. Cultivating gratitude doesn’t cost any money and it certainly doesn’t take much time, but the benefits are enormous.” She then added listed seven benefits of gratitude:

  •     Gratitude opens the door to more relationships
  •     Gratitude improves physical health
  •     Gratitude improves psychological health
  •     Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression
  •     Grateful people sleep better
  •     Gratitude improves self-esteem
  •     Gratitude increases mental strength

Karen Sokolof Javitch summed up her life of gratitude, saying, “My way of giving thanks this year is to provide my Happy Thanksgiving jingle and My Thanksgiving Song as a free download for every American family to enjoy during this holiday season. The songs can be played at school, at home or wherever. I would be happy to provide the sheet music and song to any school, recording artist and to any radio station.”

Karen’s diverse creations include songs about exercising, celebrities, holidays, political figures, babies, children, math, patriotism, love, and family. Her light-hearted song, “In the Nursery,” about the Octomom, garnered about 10 million views on YouTube.

Karen’s 15-second song, Hap Hap Happy Thanksgiving, may be heard at:


Karen’s 2-minute-long Thanksgiving Song may be heard at:


Karen’s other songs may be found on her website at: http://jmrproductions.com

Sheet music may be obtained by contacting Karen at jmrp@cox.net

About Karen Sokolof Javitch:

Besides Karen’s 15 albums, she has co-written 4 musicals and was the creator and co-host of a popular Omaha radio show, “It’s the Beat.” Her musicals include “Princess Diana the Musical," "From Generation to Generation," and "Love at the Café.” These shows have been performed in many cities in the United States. In addition, Ms. Javitch has raised over $350,000 for national and local charities with her original music.

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