Clay Aiken – Dear Santa



 In 1946, Nat King Cole recorded a hit with a song about “chestnuts roasting over an open fire”.
What is the name of this song?
Little Drummer Boy
All I Want For Christmas Is You
The Christmas Song
Silent Night


Do you have anyone at your house who is waiting for a wish from Santa Claus?  Somehow, Santa brings a bit of joy and magic to Christmastime!!

In December of 2005, Clay Aiken played the role of Santa’s helper and participated in a TV show titled Dear Santa.

Dear Santa was broadcast on December 9, 2005 and was on the Fox Network.  It was based on a selection of the most compelling letters the U.S. Postal Service received from children asking for Santa’s help. Their dramatic and heartwarming stories were told as their holiday dreams were fulfilled.

Ann Oldenburg of USA Today said the following about the show:

Amid the Rudolph and Grinch classics and the made-for-TV seasonal movies comes something a little different this year: Dear Santa, an hour-long reality show from Fox airing Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Producers have teamed with the U.S. Postal Service, which delivers more than 1 million letters from kids sent to Santa Claus at the North Pole each year.

“We thought it would be a great idea if we could answer these children’s letters and have their dreams come true,” says David Garfinkle of Renegade 83, executive producer of the show.

Each of four segments will feature a child who is wishing for something big. For example, one little girl just wants her daddy to come home from Iraq for Christmas. She also likes Clay Aiken. She winds up getting both at a base Christmas party.

I still remember this special and the excitement of seeing Clay on TV was running throughout the “Claynation”.

It was fun to find a YouTube of this Clay Aiken performance.  The first half of the video sets up the story, but the 2nd half is much better so don’t stop watching!

Did you see this show in 2005?

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11 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Dear Santa

  1. Such a heart-warming story of a little girl who wants her daddy home for Christmas. I literally cried during most of the segment! Clay's performance was so beautiful!

  2. I can’t believe I don’t remember this!! He was so wonderful to do this and he sounded devine!!

  3. Wow. Clay looked great in this video. I had forgotten about this program. I loved seeing the mom so excited to see Clay.

    Thank you for this fun memory

  4. The Christmas Song! I’m Nat Cole fan but never liked the sing til Clay sang it in his Christmas play. LOVED that play!! Wish he could do’t again…

    About the special, I didn’t know about it either! You are a real sleuth about finding his performances Thank you so much!

  5. I don't recall watching this when it aired back in 2005, but I have watched it on youtube. Clay sang these songs so beautifully. Those of you who are going to AZ on 12/16 are in for a treat.

  6. Another show I missed before. It is so much fun to see all these Christmas memories.
    I sure wish I could go to Arizona to see Clay. I hope you will let us know all about it.

    Thank you for all the fun.

  7. Santa's Helper! Great job for Clay. The show was cute and I really enjoyed hearing Clay singing.
    Thank you. Love all the Christmas memories.

  8. the song was the christmas song santas little helper a great job for clay i saw the show it was so cute and i sure did love it when clay sang what a touching heart warming story it was a bout alittle girl who wanbted her father to come home for christmas i wish i could see clay in arazonia

  9. I wonder why I have not seen this show. I am so glad you posted about it. Clay looks great in the outfit he is wearing. The mom and little girl were darling.

    I do like the Christmas questions this month. It is fun.

    Thank you!

  10. What a heartwarming Christmas special. Clay is such a caring person he was perfect for the show. It would be nice to do the show again updated to 2016. BOLD is a great show but could never have the fun & love of Christmas concerts & special Christmas shows. I’m sorry to say I didn’t know about the show & loved the video. ❤️ UNCONDITIONAL love for you Clay. Good luck with the concert. Merry Christmas & God bless you

  11. A wonderful idea for a Clay Christmas Special. He did a great job hosting and singing. I didn’t know about the showing so I was glad to see the video. Thanks for your fantastic posts music fan. ❤️ UNCONDITIONAL love for you Clay

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