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What would be some spiritual things to be thankful for this holiday season?

This is just one passage.  I'm sure there are many more.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

ESV - 18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
As noted in the question, there are a multitude of such spiritual blessings to be thankful for. Just some of them would be:

Our election as redeemed saints by God's grace (which dates from before the creation of the world)(Ephesians 1:4)

Our adoption as God's children, with all the benefits that come with that status, including full access to Him, and the ability to call on Him as children call on their loving father (Ephesians 1:5; John 1:12)

Being viewed by God in the same way that He views Christ, His beloved Son, because of our having been cleansed by His blood (Ephesians 1:6)

Redemption through faith in Christ, with resulting freedom from our former slavery to sin (Ephesians 1:7), leading to

Forgiveness of sins (no longer being judged guilty of violating God's Law)(also Ephesians 1:7) 

Knowing the mystery of God's will through the granting by God of spiritual wisdom and insight (Ephesians 1:8-10)

The eternal inheritance prepared for us. Including the riches of God, the everlasting presence of God, an eternal home and all the elements encompassed by the things that God has prepared for those who love Him, including things that "eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man" (Ephesians 1:11; 1 Corinthians 2:9)

Being sealed by the Holy Spirit, whom the Bible describes as a deposit or guarantee of the future completion of our redemption (Ephesians 1:13)

Access to peace that passes understanding (Philippians 4:7)

Assurance that nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:39)

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