Thanksgiving VS Christmas – Which Is the BEST Holiday?
- Which holiday is your favorite!?
There’s always been an intense (not really, made that up) debate amongst worship leaders over which holiday is the BEST holiday; Thanksgiving or Christmas.
In this video we asked some of our Worship Leaders to answer this important question and tell us a few stories surrounding why they felt the way they did.
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— Worship Leader (@WorshipLeader) November 26, 2022
– – Darlene Zschech
– – Ryan Kennedy
– – Evan Craft
– – Patrick Mayberry
– – Christine D’Clario
– – Charity Gayle
– – Bridge Worship
– – Sarah Reeves
– – Benjamin William Hastings
– – Jordan St. Cyr
– – Justin Warren
Please comment below! We would love to hear your thoughts on this important issue!
Christmas VS Thanksgiving Transcription
So, let’s jump right into this with some controversial stuff. If you don’t feel comfortable answering this it’s fine. Okay, okay. Christmas or Thanksgiving, which is your favorite? I gotta say Christmas. Why? Because you’re Christian? Because I’m a Christian? Is that why you had to say Christmas? Just because it’s Christmas, it’s magical. It’s cozy. I love all the magical vibes, family vibes.”
And I love giving gifts. I love Christmas trees. I mean, I released a Christmas album last year, so that’s why I have to say Christmas… but no. Legally, legally I have to say…
Both just put them together. Both? Celebrate both. All season long.
Christmas is my favorite. Absolutely. When I was a kid, I lived in New York growing up and every Thanksgiving I would have the worst allergies or cold or whatever. So Thanksgiving was never fun. I was thankful, of course.
Oh, Christmas 100%. Charity loves Christmas, and so it’s all year for us. We’re getting ready for it. If there’s a Christmas store in any city we go into, we have to get something.
Oh, Christmas, for sure.
Australian Christmas. So we’re always at the beach. So- which is very different for you guys.
Christmas, because in Ireland we don’t have Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is my favorite. Thanksgiving’s my favorite because there’s no expectation to do anything other than eat and sleep.
Oh, gosh. Forever and ever. All my life, I would say 100% Christmas, but I’m not going to lie as I’m getting older, Thanksgiving’s getting sweeter and sweeter. But we’ll say Christmas. I mean, there’s- that’s- that is a clear… there’s a clear wrong answer. And it’s Thanksgiving. It’s Christmas, as I’m saying it. Yeah, forget what I said. Cut! Start over! Christmas.
Christmas hands down, like we do, “It’s cold outside,” in my house in July. Yes.
Oh, Christmas, for sure.
But look, truly, you know, what I love about Christmas is that it’s like God pulls back the canopy of heaven and the whole Earth is singing the scripture, whether you’re a believer or not, you know, people are gathered singing, “Oh, come let us adore him,” and I melt because some people don’t love that. But I go, Do you know what? The Holy Spirit will use anything to touch the heart of a human being? I think that part of Christmas is miraculous.
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Joshua Swanson is the Editor-in-Chief of Worship Leader. He's also the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Authentic Media, Worship Leader's parent company, and the former CEO and Co-founder of the creative agency GTMA. His proudest achievement is his marriage to Rachael Joy and partnering with her in founding New Hope Children. As a performer and speaker, he’s appeared on TV networks like ABC, NBC, Lifetime, and Hallmark. His companies have worked with major brands like Sprint, Pokemon Go (he was also in a Pokemon movie), Pepsi, The Latin Grammys, the Billboard Awards, Corona and over 75 national developers. He’s narrated over a hundred audiobooks and was awarded Best YA Voice twice. His companies have been Inc. 5000 three different times.