Does Canada Need Its Own Thanksgiving Holiday Song? Canadian Crooner Alex Bird Thinks So (Win!)

October 5, 2022

Just as Canadians prep for the long weekend, local Juno-nominated jazz singer Alex Bird is garnering buzz after releasing Canada’s first dedicated Thanksgiving holiday song—The Sweetest Moments—perfect for Thanksgiving playlists for the table or while you roast your turkey.

From Alanis Morissette’s Thank U to Bobcaygeon by the Hip, Bird’s new song pairs perfectly with some of Canada’s most beloved tunes to get you in the seasonal spirit this weekend. As one of sweetest holidays, the Toronto singer felt it was a long time coming for Thanksgiving to get a dedicated holiday song in Canada. The song is currently making waves on jazz radio and streaming, including Jazz FM91 and the Sweet Jazz playlist in Spotify. Hear it for yourself below!

The Sweetest Moments single can be streamed on Spotify and Apple Music. —Vita Daily

Win! A $225 Think Turkey Canadian Thanksgiving Prize Pack!

Congrats Christine C. of Burnaby, BC, who will receive a $225 Think Turkey Canadian Thanksgiving Prize Pack, including:

  • $150 President’s Choice GC to Loblaw family stores
  • Premium cooking apron
  • Premium cookbook from Canadian chef
  • Personal message from jazz artist Alex Bird

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  1. Lynda Larsen-Baldry

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:12 am

    I love Christmas songs such as Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses

  2. Sheldon Hummel

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:13 am

    Jingle bells

  3. Dayanara Lumaguey

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:17 am

    Merry Christmas, Darling– A Christmas song!

    IG: @donyaaaaa

  4. Velma Sandry

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:20 am

    What a lovely song!
    I could easily imagine listening to this while preparing a yummy festive dinner.

  5. Laurel jones

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:25 am

    I don’t have one

  6. Marilyn

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:29 am

    With the grandkids we sing a lot of Santa Claus is coming to town

  7. Lynn M

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:33 am

    Hard Candy Christmas


  8. Amber olak

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Let it snow


  9. Lana Hood

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Silent Night

  10. Tom Mangat

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:43 am

    We wish you a Merry Christmas


  11. Mandy

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:46 am

    My favorite holiday song is All I Want for Christmas.


  12. Curtis Hendrix

    October 6th, 2022 at 10:03 am

    Hard Candy Christmas by Dolly Parton

    Instagram handle: @hfxca

  13. Angela Ens

    October 6th, 2022 at 10:20 am

    Rudolph the version from Burl Ives!

  14. Lisa

    October 6th, 2022 at 10:25 am

    Frosty @mama_to_oli

  15. Tammy harrison

    October 6th, 2022 at 10:42 am

    White Christmas @tdharrison1

  16. Juliee Fitze

    October 6th, 2022 at 11:57 am

    Favorite Christmas song is White Christmas

  17. Christina F

    October 6th, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    Holiday song hmmm.. carol of Bells if we’re talking Christmas 🎄 @benchmark.faria

  18. Danielle Thompson

    October 6th, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Baby please come home -Michael Buble


  19. Florence Cochrane

    October 6th, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    Jingle Bells @fcochrane2019

  20. Paula C

    October 6th, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    White Christmas!

  21. Chrissy

    October 6th, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    The sweetest moment


  22. dayna vitale

    October 6th, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    Rockin around the Christmas tree.
    dayna_vitale 5

  23. Rosalie Reeves

    October 6th, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    One of my favourite songs is Do They Know it’s Christmas. It’s a song that has so much meaning – I think there is need for more music everywhere! Great idea

  24. Carole D

    October 6th, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    My favourite Christmas song are Baby it’s cold outside and all I want for Christmas is an hippopotamus 🎅 @caro.craftnook

  25. Tony C

    October 6th, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Thank you for loving me by Bon Jovi ✌️ Thanksgiving time @tonycatojo

  26. Shelley N

    October 6th, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    Silver Bells @schnitzelbran30

  27. Darci Paice

    October 6th, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    Rocking around the Christmas tree @darcipinbc

  28. Susan Boudreau

    October 6th, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    Give Thanks and Praises – Bob Marley


  29. Ron F

    October 6th, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Silent Night is special to me @dogdadwalking

  30. wendy hutton

    October 6th, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    favorite holiday song is Dreaming of a white christmas @wghutton

  31. Tracy

    October 6th, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Here Comes Suzie Snowflake. A song from my childhood that my Grandpa would play on his guitar. Lots of memories

  32. Margo B

    October 6th, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    my favourite holiday song is Jingle Bells all classic original 🙂

  33. Jill MacAulay

    October 6th, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    My favourite holiday song is Have yourself a Merry little Christmas- following on IG @jillmacaulay8883

  34. Micheal Dirk

    October 6th, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Carol of the Bells

  35. Donna L.

    October 6th, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Jingle Bells @karmakitty123

  36. jan

    October 6th, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Alice’s Restaurant is my Thanksgiving song.

  37. Robyn M.

    October 6th, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    I’ll be home for christmas but now we have Sweetest Memories added to spotify. @anscrming
    Thx @canadianturkey and @vitadaily

  38. E

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    White Christmas

  39. Iris Nixon

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    I love cooking in the kitchen with tunes playing. I enjoy listening to “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole when preparing a family holiday meal. @muckymoo2

  40. Bonnie

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Love Keith Urban and Ed Sheeran
    Also Josh Groban, Lonestar , Country and Western Music. Encanto

  41. Nick A.

    October 6th, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    Deck the Halls @spearmint1

  42. Nicole Graham

    October 7th, 2022 at 3:14 am

    Joy to the World is my favourite. I could definitely get behind a thanksgiving song though.

  43. Rachel C.

    October 7th, 2022 at 4:17 am

    little drummer boy!


  44. Sabrina Tardi

    October 7th, 2022 at 5:23 am

    My favorite is a toss up between Classic by Dallas Smith or We need a little Christmas.


  45. Monique L.S.

    October 7th, 2022 at 6:21 am

    My favourite holiday song is Walking in a Winter Wonderland.
    IG @minty_mo2020

  46. Tabby72

    October 7th, 2022 at 6:55 am

    Blue Christmas. @tabby_1972

  47. So La

    October 7th, 2022 at 10:20 am

    Lil Drummer Boy @farting_frog

  48. Catrina Lyttle

    October 7th, 2022 at 11:35 am

    “Joy to the World”
    @aliceltranty on IG

  49. Emily Lyons

    October 7th, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    little drummer boy! @elyonsway

  50. Gail Whitworth

    October 7th, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    Alex that is lovely: Sweetest Moments could be my new favourite.


    October 7th, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    Dreaming of a white Christmas

  52. Shannon Gnocato

    October 7th, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    All I Want For Christmas

    Instagram @sgnocato

  53. Diana Nagy

    October 7th, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    My favourite holiday song is jingle bell rock


    October 7th, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    Little Drummer Boy is my favourite ig LILLIANMB23

  55. Elaine G

    October 7th, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    My favorite is White Christmas.

  56. Linda Watters

    October 7th, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Love all Christmas songs….but White Christmas is a favourite. @lindawatters11

  57. Louise Smith

    October 7th, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    12 days of Christmas

  58. Noviera

    October 7th, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    White Christmas


  59. Shirley Ng

    October 7th, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Silver Bells


  60. Emily B

    October 8th, 2022 at 7:00 am

    I’m so tired of all the Christmas songs – this new Thanksgiving song is pretty awesome though so it’s my new favourite.

  61. Rosanne Robinson

    October 8th, 2022 at 9:46 am

    My favourite holiday song is “Driving Home for Christmas”.

  62. Cyndi Ingle

    October 8th, 2022 at 9:52 am

    I love Driving Home for Christmas! It’s my fav Christmas song! Thanks for the opportunity! My insta handle is: Prince_Mischief_Ingle.

  63. BobbiJo Pentney

    October 8th, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Carol of the bells ( bpentney)

  64. l p

    October 8th, 2022 at 3:18 pm

    Silver Bells. thanks

  65. Amanda Masters

    October 8th, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    My favourite has always been Happy xmas (war is over). Its going to be very emotional listening to it this year.

  66. Faye

    October 8th, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Feliz Navidad. @gggs789

  67. M. S. Thompson

    October 8th, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Favourite Christmas song is Charlie Brown Christmas.

  68. Tiana

    October 8th, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    I’ll be home for Christmas @tatdewar

  69. Kristy Mb

    October 9th, 2022 at 8:31 am

    I don’t know any traditional thanksgiving songs; but White Christmas is my favorite holiday song for Christmas

  70. Alice Smith

    October 9th, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Christmas 1915 @tigerd18

  71. Kristi

    October 9th, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    I love O Holy Night @kp.allaround

  72. Jason

    October 10th, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Silent Night. @jtwltd123

  73. Katie

    October 10th, 2022 at 4:22 am

    #2 Jingle Bells
    Instagram handle : cutekatie000

  74. Janice Cournoyer

    October 10th, 2022 at 11:43 am

    Bob Dylan – Turkey Chase Been a Bob Dylan fan forever so this would be my choice for a Thanksgiving song, but I have lots of Christmas favourites!. @janicour_mb

  75. Alyssa Harilall

    October 10th, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    Merry Christmas by Elton John and Ed Sheeran

    Instagram handle: @alyssaharilall

  76. Cindy Naherny

    October 10th, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    I love Silent night @cindyannenah IG

  77. Nicole C

    October 10th, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Thankful by Celine Dion 🎶

  78. Gayle B

    October 10th, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Yes, I believe we do need our own Thanksgiving song! My favorite holiday song to date, is Ave Maria.


  79. Monique Bullen

    October 10th, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    My favourite holiday song is Last Christmas by Wham!

  80. Danny M

    October 11th, 2022 at 8:38 am

    I like this new one The Sweetest Moments by Alex Bird.

  81. Lorrie Yanicki

    October 11th, 2022 at 10:02 am

    All Christmas songs by Anne Murray! Beautiful Canadian singer and was my moms favourite during the Christmas Holidays! @harli5345

  82. Mary

    October 11th, 2022 at 10:28 am

    Deck the Halls 🔔

  83. Angus

    October 11th, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    Fav holiday song
    White Christmas

  84. Amanda

    October 12th, 2022 at 9:34 am

    So many great songs to choose from, but I would have to say my favorite is Silent Night.


  85. Nina

    October 12th, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    All I want for Christmas is you


  86. Debbie Peters

    October 12th, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    My favorite Holiday Song would be , do The Mashed Potato it’s corny but it gets grooving. @DebbiePeters1261

  87. Deim

    October 12th, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    My fav is Carol of the Bells! 🔔


    North van

  88. Michelle

    October 12th, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    My favourite is All I Want For Christmas @michelle_w2020

  89. Sarah J F

    October 12th, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Santa Baby is always a favourite.
    Instagram @barefootwithmyboy

  90. Cathy Manley

    October 12th, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Last Christmas!

  91. Ming K

    October 12th, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Last Christmas @squirmer03

  92. Kristen visser

    October 12th, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas @krisha444444

  93. Yung L

    October 12th, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

  94. Michelle cox

    October 13th, 2022 at 12:01 am

    All I want for Christmas is you


  95. Nolan

    October 13th, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Silver Bells

  96. Mesha

    October 13th, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Baby it’s cold outside
    Ig meshathompson5

  97. Alaura Moore

    October 13th, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    A Christmas to remember

  98. Louise Lormestoir

    October 13th, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Silent Night @bella_loulou1

  99. Tiesha Dorleans

    October 13th, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    All I Want for Christmas is You @SweetTD93

  100. Brittany Humbke

    October 13th, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Little Drummer Boy

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