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Thanksgiving vs Christmas

Updated on January 16, 2015

THANKSGIVING VS. CHRISTMAS -- THE DEBATE!

Thanksgiving vs. Christmas

Two holidays that are so close together, yet so far apart...what Christmas has become is what Thanksgiving is now. Thanksgiving is a time for families to meet, socialize, relax, and enjoy each others company. To be thankful of what you have. Christmas is a holiday that exists to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, but also a day of giving. The latter has become much more of a day of receiving, a day of commercial hype, stress, and advertising.

YOUR TURN! WHICH IS BETTER -- THANKSGIVING OR CHRISTMAS?? - Tell us which is your favorite, and state your case!

What's your favorite holiday, Thanksgiving or Christmas?

Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving!

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    • anonymous 5 years ago

      It is a time of year to be thankful of what you have or who you have.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanksgiving because sometimes it's my birthday.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      No contest...........Thanksgiving

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      christmas is ass

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Thankgiving! Without a doubt. I just blogged about my thoughts on this dilemma:

      http://rubberchickenmadness.blogspot.com/

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanksgiving is a good holiday, but in some places where you have leave to use or loose, Christmas can give you a whole week off! But there are a few Thanksgiving decorations out there if you know where to look. Thanksgiving is like an obscure indie band with better music, while Christmas is like Justin Beiber/Lady Gaga- mainstream and done to the lowest common denominator. So I'd give the slightest edge to Thanksgiving (usually milder weather). Plus after Christmas day, it's all over in many aspects even though we have the 12 Days of Christmas reference.

      So overall:

      Thanksgiving

      Pros:

      -No gifts except for food

      -Milder Weather

      -Usually better food

      -If you know where to look, there are some good Thanksgiving decorations just for Thanksgiving and not Christmas

      Cons:

      -Overshadowed by Christmas consumerism

      -More traffic on the roads

      Christmas

      Pros:

      -More exciting with more activities about the holiday

      -Better decorations

      -Usually more time off from work/school

      -Cons

      *Bad weather usually

      *Political correctness diluting holiday

      *High consumerism (Gold, Myrh, and Frankincense are more important than the birth of the Messiah?), long season of promotion

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Well... christmas you only get one day off. Thanksgiving you get a freakin four day weekend!

    • WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I love Thanksgiving; the company, the turkey and all the trimmings! My birthday is around Christmas. I love my birthday! :)

    Christmas!

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i love thanksgiving but id go with xmas its wen we celebrate jesus birthday

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        thanksgiving is good eating however the papper has a lot of black friday adds christmas is more fun 3 or 4 adds that is it

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Christmas s the best holiday, but thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday! :D

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i love christmas because im with the family

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Christmas is my favorite, as it is the birth of our Lord and Savior. I love to remember that God gave mankind the greatest gift EVER. If we're honest, each of us knows we have at least some amount of evil in our hearts and that we are not right with God based on our own merit. God knows this, of course. He sent his one and only son to pay the penalty for our sins by dying as a sacrifice for us, so that we might not go to hell when we die but instead go to live forever in Heaven with him and a countless multitude of our family, friends, and neighbors across the world. This is the ultimate truth that will one day bring true peace on earth. The only holiday that brings such joy and hope is Easter. Christmas is the beginning of the story, Easter is the climax, and the end is yet to be seen when Christ comes a second time in power and glory.

        But it is so wonderful to remember the first time Jesus came to earth, and that is the heart of Christmas.

        I was raised in the far North and grew up with many a white Christmas. It is beautiful and wonderful celebrating the birth of Christ in the middle of winter. There is another part of Christmas, which is the human traditions that have built up around the wonderful theme of giving and receiving gifts, inspired by God's amazing gift to us. There are also the traditions of family, friends, and community gathering together. These are all wonderful and make the Christmas holiday the one with the broadest appeal in the United States.

        Unfortunately, I have to say that I have gotten sick and tired of the way we all get bombarded by the "commercial holiday / shopping orgy" that has been promoted ad nauseam through the media and in nearly every public place where advertising is allowed. It's not the true happy holiday, but an ever-more bizarre parallel holiday--sad, avaricious, hollow, and annoying--that feeds like a parasite on the true Christmas holiday.

        What is even worse is that now this onslaught of consumerism masquerading as "Christmas" has not been satisfied by obscuring the true Christmas holiday. Now, it is even overshadowing the completely separate holiday of THANKSGIVING!

        Thanksgiving is an awesome holiday, with a beautiful simplicity to it. We simply thank God for all of his blessings.

        Even if we are poor or not doing so well, in the United States we have MUCH for which to be thankful: freedom of worship, freedom of speech, freedom of enterprise, freedom from tyranny, security from criminals and terrorists, a diverse group of fellow citizens from all over the world, excellent health and healthcare compared to most of the world, and despite the global recession our economy is still relatively strong.

        We have SO much, that we individually should show our thanks by giving more to those who are less fortunate. Regardless how you feel about that, the point is that we can gladly and honestly GIVE THANKS TO GOD for our many blessings. Even if you don't acknowledge God, you can still be generally thankful for what you have. Perhaps this thought of being thankful may turn some folks to consider that everything we have ultimately comes from someone beyond our complete understanding: God.

        Thanksgiving as a tradition provides an excellent opportunity to get together with family, friends, and neighbors to mutually celebrate and give thanks to God. It's a time to stop, relax, reflect, and reconnect with those around you.

        It's the one holiday where people regularly invite people they don't really know that well, to come over and enjoy a meal. This is the type of tradition that really brings people together.

        These days, we need MORE of Thanksgiving!

        For this reason, I am taking a personal stand AGAINST "early Christmas" and will NOT play Christmas music nor allow Christmas decorations or any regular mention of Christmas in my home until AFTER Thanksgiving. My kids are already looking for Christmas music and getting excited. Today we were at the mall to shop for something, and when I saw the massive Christmas tree and all the Christmas stuff already out, I told my wife I was ready to go home. We are both on the same page with this. We are willing to fight to preserve Thanksgiving!

        ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. It's time to BOYCOTT "early Christmas!" After all, it's only a thinly-veiled attempt to make us all start shopping like fiends a bit sooner. Just ignore it all. Black Friday will come soon enough.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i have to say christmas ir quite fun and its celbrating the lord jesus birthday

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        On Christmas, you get the gift of giving,awesome presents that show people care for you,you can spend leftover money on gifts for yourself, and you see the face (usually a happy face) when people see your presents.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Christmas because I get presents and love

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Thanksgiving sucks cock

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        christmas yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        All for Christmas, it can be stressful. Why would i want to think of getting fat on thanksgiving when i can run around near Christmas? GO CHRISTMAS!

      • rickybean 5 years ago

        Christmas is celebrated much more globally and for a reason. Thanksgiving is just a made up excuse for a day off work in America

      • squid-pinkchic18 6 years ago

        I enjoy both holidays, however I think Christmas has the most meaning for me.

      • Lockerlover 6 years ago

        I'll give you some reasons why christmas is better

        1. More presents!!!!!!

        2. Kisses under mistletoe

        3. More decorations

        4. Eating cookies and milk instead of plain old turkey and stuff

        5. Beautiful singing of C. Cs. Christmas Carols

        6. Fun snow!

        7. Snowball fights!

        8. Marshmallows roasting

        9. NO SCHOOL!

        10. Giving fruitcake to ppl u hate!

        And... I... Rest my case.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

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      • anonymous 6 years ago

        thanksgiving is about pussywiped trannys

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Christmas Hands Down!! Christmas Is Only What You Choose It To Be. When Your Kids Were Born You Were The One Who Started Buying Them Gifts So Don't Call Them Spoiled. As I Grew Older I Started To Realize I Wanted Less Stuff This Christmas I Only Want 4 Things Yeah I Said It 4! Two Video Games and a Pair Of Jordans With Some Additional Clothes. My Favorite Part Of Chistmas I The Spirit Of It and Being With My Family. I Like ThanksGiving Too Though!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Christmas worships Jesus Christ.Contest Over.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        christmas fur sure

        fuckkkkkkkk thanksgiving

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Christmas, because all you do on Thanksgiving is eat like a pig. :P Plus I love seeing all the decorations in my house for Christmas! ;D

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        christmas its so much better FUCK THANKSGIVING

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        christmas

      • greenerme 8 years ago

        Christmas! I love the smell of Christmas trees, Christmas cookies, being around family, parties, the whole atmosphere. Thanksgiving is just boring turkey.

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          squid-pinkchic18 6 years ago

          Great idea for a lens! Very interesting to see people's perspectives.