Nick at Nite is the evening programming broadcast at Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon is known for its children’s shows during the day, while Nick at Nite appeals to adult and teen audiences with a lineup of live-action sitcoms and specials. Nick at Nite debuted on July 1, 1985.
On Friday, November 28, 2003 “The Nick at Nite Holiday Special” premiered. Clay Aiken performed on the show and joined a star-studded cast that included Ted Danson, Martin Mull, Al Roker and many others.
The one-hour program took viewers to the “The Nick at Nite Lodge” as celebrity guests find their way there and meet up with the Lodge staff after the Big Blizzard of 2003 leaves them stranded at the airport. Hoping to get a room for the night, the stars come together and celebrate the holidays.
Clay Aiken performed “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” alongside 1962 footage of Bing Crosby, in a recreation of Crosby’s 1977 performance with David Bowie. Other musical performances were given by Natalie Cole, Sarah McLachlan. Amy Grant and Vince sang “Winter Wonderland” as a duet and Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald sang “On Christmas Morning.”
For Clay Aiken fans, the night was exciting and the audience was thrilled that Clay participated as an actor and musician. There were lots of comments about the wonderful “tux.”
The program premiered on November 28th, but was shown many times during the 2003 holiday period.