It is Thanksgiving weekend. The onslaught of the holiday music season has either just begun or you’ve been subjected to it for at least a week now. You went to the local Walgreens for your allotment of Rogaine, Milk of Magnesia, and Toblerone and there it was, playing over the speakers…the Hanson version of “Merry Christmas Baby (Please Come Home).”

In that moment you knew there was — in fact — a god, and he hates you.

But we love you around these parts, so please enjoy this selection of non-holiday tunes to wash off the brain ick you’ve collected. That only makes the Rogaine less effective.

Ignorance Is Bliss – Alan Parsons featuring Colin Blunstone

It’s Kickin’ In – They Might Be Giants

Don’t Say That You’re Sorry – Edin Adahl

Bright Light – Rick Cua

It’s Just A Matter Of Time – Screams

A Girl Like You – Edwyn Collins

Catch 22 – Billy Squier

Don’t Play Games – Chris Eaton

Give Me A Sign – Foreigner

Boogie King – The Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies

Think Of Me With Kindness – Gentle Giant

You Make It Sound So Easy – OXO