Clay Aiken – A Gift To Share


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

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

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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Comments

  1. Thank you once again Musicfan for the information on "My Grown-Up Christmas List".

    SueRue..you did an amazing job with your montage….. I was feeling a little down today, but after watching Clay and knowing his heart is first and foremost for children, well, it just confirmed what we already know..that he is beyond special… His voice touches me like no other, and brings out emotions that are heart warming. I love Clay's version of this song.

  2. Love seeing this year after year. He just melts my heart. SueRue you really do such a great job with these montages.

  3. SueRue amazes me everytime she does something. She is one of the talented, creative, informative and among the creame of creames of Clay fans. Thank you SueRue for everything you do for us. Have a wonderful Christmas and joyous New Year.

  4. 🙂 well gosh… Thank you all very much!! Clay makes it easy 😉 i love this song and it fits Clay. I hope he always gets his Grown Up Christmas List

  5. Great and beautiful blog musicfan. Sue has done an amazing job on her My Grown Up Christmas List montage. It is simply beautiful, thanks.

    *Sonya*

  6. Whenever I hear Clay sings a song, I always want him singing it. He is so good! The montage is so wonderful -thanks SueReu. Thanks also to you musicfan for the information on this great Christmas song.

  7. Beautiful montage, SueRue. You're a wonderful asset to our Clay Nation. Thanks so much for your lovely work. And Musicfan, there are no words to express how much I appreciate all that you do.

  8. Thanks, Sue, for that wonderful montage. You are truly creative. Love everything you make for us. I heard My GrownUp Christmas List sung at Best Buy today by a female. All I could think of was I'd like to make an announcement over the loud speaker that everyone should here Clay sing that song. LOL.

  9. Another great blog musicfan. You always do such a great job on the blogs. SueReu, the video is fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Dear Musicfan,

    thank you for your great blog. I am not celebrating christmas…but I really like this song. It’s a very deep wonderful song. If I can sing it in my Eid Fitr as I am a moslem, I will also wish the same things. What an ideal world we live in if God grants our wishes.

    Sue Rue, thanks for a very beautiful montage.. I have tears in my eyes as I watch the scene when Clay visit Indonesia after we strucked by the biggest tsunami ever. I remember the feeling ..how hopeless & devastated we were when we knew that half of our fellow Indonesia in Aceh gone as the victim of tsunami. That’s the time when the whole Indonesia moved, did the biggest action ever in whatever-it-takes-modes in helping our family in Aceh.

    That was the time we realized that nothing can stop us in lending our hands to our family there. Thank you for such a wonderfull montage Sue … you have an outstanding talent.

    And to Clay… what a wonderful person you are … thank you for all the works… wish you will succes & exist hundred years more …

    Puteri from Jakarta, Indonesia

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