Clay Aiken – The Talented Team

My Grown-Up Christmas List has been sung by many popular artists.  It was originally recorded by Natalie Cole.  Recently, it has been recorded by Amy Grant, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Buble, Barbra Streisand and Clay Aiken.

The song is about an adult who has a visit with Santa Claus.  He does not ask Santa for anything material for Christmas.  His wish is for only good things for humanity.

Today, as we listen to My Grown-Up Christmas List, we will celebrate the talents of many people.  We are featuring four special people who have a gift that they share with the world.

  1. Clay Aiken:  What can I say??  Clay’s voice is amazing and his interpretation of todays song is “spot-on.”  There are just no words………
  2. David Foster:  How can one person have so much musical creativity?  David has written so many beautiful songs and My Grown-Up Christmas List is one of my favorites.
  3. Linda Thompson-Jenner:  Linda began writing lyrics for some of David Foster’s compositions in 1990.  Besides writing the lyrics to “I Have Nothing” from the movie, The Bodyguard, Linda wrote the moving lyrics to My Grown-Up Christmas List.
  4. SueReu:  Sue has the wonderful talent of producing some of the most touching videos of Clay’s music. Her positive personality shines through as she manages to match the music with just the right visuals. Team-Clay should check out her ideas!

I hope you enjoy this touching video.  It combines the talents of all four people listed above.  You just might need a tissue!


My Grown-Up Christmas List Lyrics

Do you remember me?
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you
With childhood fantasies
Well I’m all grown up now
Can you still help somehow?
I’m not a child
But my heart still can dream

So here’s my lifelong wish
My grown up Christmas List
Not for myself
But for a world in need

No more lives torn apart
That wars will never start
And time will heal our hearts
Every man will have a friend
That right will always win
And love will never end
This is my grown up
Christmas List

May kindness rules our lives
Not just the strong survive
Sweet tears
For all the thousand years
On mind
This is the world I pray
We will all share some way
Help me begin
By reaching out my hand

No more lives torn apart
That wars will never start
And time will heal our hearts
Every man will have a friend
That right will always win
And love will never end
This is my grown up
Christmas List

Why does this illusion
Call the innocence of you?
Maybe when the time believe
We can find the truth

No more lives torn apart
That wars will never start
And time will heal our hearts
Every man will have a friend
That right will always win
And love will never end
This is my grown up
Christmas List

This is the prayer
That I will keep
This is my grown up
Christmas list
Christmas list


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36 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – The Talented Team

  1. What a beautiful video.
    MGUCL has become one of my favorite Clay Aiken Christmas songs.
    I didn't realize it was by David Foster.. Wish he and Clay would collaborate again.
    No one sings Christmas music like Clay Aiken!!!

  2. You're right Musicfan….Sue's montages just fit the music perfectly…..She does wonderful work. I love Clay's soft and calming version of MGUCL. He really sings this song beautifully.

  3. It is so difficult to choose a favorite song of Clay Aiken, for Christmas. All are beautiful. But "Mi Grown-Up Christmas List", is one of my favorites.

    I love Clay Aiken's interpretation makes this song.

    Thanks for the Video Suereu is really beautiful. "Suereu you are an artist"


  4. There is nothing Clay Aiken can't sing. I love listening to him sing Christmas music, well any music actually.

  5. 😮 oh my, I don't think I belong in the company of those amazingly talented people, but thank you!

    Clay Aiken's version of this amazing song is spot on. It's sweet and understated. You really and truly believe that it IS his wish. Actually, that's probably why the song works so well, it truly IS Clay's wish and he works every day toward "no more lives torn apart"

  6. One of my all time favorites performed by Clay. The montage by SueRue with Clay singing brought a tear to my eye and joy to my heart. Thank you both.

  7. What a wonderful video! Great job by SueRue. I love watching Clay Aiken interacting with children and I love his performance of MGUCL!

  8. Sue, don't sell yourself short! I've seen your montages and they are some of the best! I love this one and Clay's heart for the hurting and voice mesh in this MGUCL. Just very touching! Thanks for the information on the creation of this song! Loved being able to read the lyrics!

  9. What a beautiful video, beautiful song, and beautiful man. Clay Aiken and Christmas music were definitely meant for one another.

  10. Sue, love your montage. Thank you. Clay Aiken cares so much for the children of the world. He has always worked hard to bring the plight of children to the forfront of people's conciousness.

  11. Musicfan,

    Great feature on MGUCL by Clay Aiken. The Clay Nation has many talented montage makers, and Sue Reu is one of the best. Thank you for sharing the video and song at CANN!


  12. Yes, that is why MGUCL resonates so well…because Clay puts so much feeling into it. I have watched that video of Clay singing MGUCL…and, you can tell that it is from the heart. That is just how Clay is…he has so much compassion for all the children in the World. What a wonderful young man. Also, I thank you too SueRue…for your wonderful version.

  13. Wow, just wow!!!! Beautiful music written by an awesome man…..beautiful lyrics written by a very talented lady…..Clay's beautiful voice at his absolute best on this particular song…..and our very own beautiful SueReu with her amazing knack of making beautiful montages. What a talented foursome!

    Thanks Musicfan for bringing them all together for us today.

  14. Absolutely the best version of this song I have heard. You can just hear the caring in Clay Aiken’s voice.

  15. I was so happy when Clay Aiken recorded MGUCL! I'd heard it sung by many talented artists, but Clay just has that incredible voice that turns every song into magic!! David Foster and Linda Thompson wrote a beautiful song together. And suereu's montages always make me smile!

  16. A great team of talented people!! You can tell tat this song means a great deal to Clay. It is in his voice.

    It is amazing how many wonderful songs David Foster has written…..this is my favorite.

    SUE: you are amazing too.

  17. What an amazing video. That is what got me here. You are very talented.

    This is a nice site. I will come back later when I have more time. I'm glad you tagged this article.

  18. Clay makes me pay attention to lyrics like never before. He is the perfect person to sing this song, from the heart, to my soul. Sue's montage is wonderful, complements the song.

  19. Yes…….4 very talented people. Thank you for posting about this song. David Foster is an amazing man. I wish I could have 1/100 of his musical talent.

    Sue…… you do graphics for your job? You are very talented too.

    Then there is Clay……….Well, like it says above, there are no words!!! I can't wait to hear him again.

  20. Thank you to everyone for the nice comments about the video!! Very much appreciated (of course Clay makes it easy)

    Lovemusic – I do not do graphics for my job, I'm self taught and it's a hobby, another thing that Clay has brought into my life. and Thanks!!

  21. This is one of my favorite Christmas songs that Clay does. The montage went perfectly with it. Thank you SueReu. Clay sings Christmas songs unlike anyone else. It just is not Christmas without listening to Clay sing Christmas carols. Thank you to CANN for another great article.

  22. This is one of my favorites Clay's Christmas songs. Suerue, the montage is beautiful, you are the best!

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