(Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of short pieces about what Thanksgiving means to some Oakland personalities and leaders.)

Netta Brielle is a urban pop songstress, who is best known for her remix of Tha Jacka’s “Glamorous Lifestyle.” And fans should be happy to hear she is dropping her mixtape “Love, Pain and Music” this month.

Where will you spend thanksgiving and Christmas this year?

I usually spend the Holiday season with family at my grandmother’s house. We play board games, listen to good music and reminisce on old times.

What is your favorite holiday food or recipe?

My favorite holiday food is my grandmother’s famous potato salad. The season wouldn’t be the same without it.

What are your favorite holiday songs?

“This Christmas” by Donnie Hathaway


“All I want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey


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