Texas megachurch faces backlash after ‘spectacular’ Christmas show goes viral

A viral TikTok video of flying drummer boys rehearsing for a Texas megachurch’s over-the-top Christmas show has sparked a storm of criticism. Prestonwood Baptist Church’s annual holiday extravaganza features a cast of 1,000, choir, orchestra, and even live animals alongside aerial angels and drummers. But commenters are crying “Righteous Gemstones” vibes, slamming the opulence and excess. While the church calls the backlash “unfortunate,” even Christians are mourning the simplicity of Christmas being lost. The show promises Jesus “our absolute best,” but many find the $450,000 production anything but dignified. Love it or hate it, the flying drummer boys have gone viral with over 1.7 million views, shining a lens on evangelical Christmas spectacle.

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