Clay Aiken -Part of a Star-Studded Cast

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 re-creation 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.

Did you watch this show?

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6 thoughts on “Clay Aiken -Part of a Star-Studded Cast

  1. I don't know why, but I missed this one. But I have some of the special on YouTube! I watch it every Christmas along with his Christmas tours. My favorite is the one in 2005. Clay looks so handsome in his "wonderful" tux!
    Thank you, musicfan!

  2. I love that version of the song so much. It really shows how flawless Clays voice is. Definitely getting me ready for Christmas!

  3. I didn't have cable TV at that time so the only way I saw the performance was on youtube.
    I can't get over how much Clay looks like Bing…same shape face and of course the ears.
    Thanks for sharing this video once again with us.

  4. Never saw this one! It was great! The only one I ever saw, and loved, was the one with David Bowie. Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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