I wasn’t ready for Christmas to come. Like my good friend Adelle, I was caught off guard by the trees at Whole Foods, the decorations in Santana Row that were up the day after Halloween, the handmade ornaments that beckon so temptingly from The Land of the $200 Dress. However, Thanksgiving at our house means the return of background Christmas music, and nothing says Christmas to me like Third Day.
I don’t know what it is about Mac Powell’s voice, but it sends me. This is a voice blessed by God to bring joy to the world, and I don’t care who you are, I defy you to listen to the Third Day (Holiday) station on Pandora and not feel like decking the halls with peace on Earth, goodwill to men. There are a few singers who I look forward to making music with on the day when I kneel before the throne and lift my voice up to God (Jon Foreman, Jeremy Camp, Plumb), and Mac Powell is definitely counted among their number. So join me in ushering in the holidays with the best Christmas music since Bing Crosby and David Bowie sang about a little boy with a drum. Enjoy!
“O, Come All Ye Faithful” by Third Day.
Do you have music that says Christmas to you? Share it! Let’s make a BiRL Christmas playlist!