President Nixon pardons a turkey in 1969. There's quite a celebratory banquet scene in the John Adams opera, Nixon in China. Nixon White House Photographs Series/The U.S. National Archives via Flickr hide caption

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'Don Giovanni' To 'Nixon In China': Holiday Feasts In Opera
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Which composers would you invite to your Thanksgiving table? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Turkey, Cranberries And Composers At The Table
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