Saturday Soundtack – It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Third Day

26 Nov

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!

4 Responses to “Saturday Soundtack – It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Third Day”

  1. katieleigh November 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    You’re speaking my language! I adore Christmas music. Some recent favorites are Sarah McLachlan’s Christmas album, anything by Bing Crosby and the Jars of Clay Christmas album. And some old favorites: A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack, Elvis’ Blue Christmas, George Strait’s Merry Christmas Strait to You and Kenny G’s Miracles: The Holiday Album. They all say Christmas to me.

    • Christy Aylesworth November 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

      Charlie Brown Christmas…I love that soundtrack, and I totally forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Aunt Annette November 26, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    I’m with you niece! I LOVE his voice. I never thought I’d like or allow a rock version of “Oh Holy Night” But I can listed to Thid Day’s version all year long and I do!! And Bing Crosby and David Bowie – I’ve had that track since it came out! I love it.

    • Christy Aylesworth November 26, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

      Since you’re the aunt who introduced me to Bruce Springstein at a tender young age, I’ve always known your taste in music rocks!

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