Clay Aiken – Can We Listen To Christmas Music Now?

 

Now that Thanksgiving is over, can we listen to Christmas Music ??

Well, to be honest, I have been listening to Christmas music for a couple of weeks already.

On 11/28/03, Clay Aiken performed a song on television by Katherine K. Davis.  Carol of the Drum was originally a Czech song that Ms. Davis translated to English in 1941.  Ms. Davis said:

…the words practically wrote themselves.

The song became famous when the well-known Von Trapp Family Singers recorded it.  We know the song today as The Little Drummer Boy.

On 11/28/03 Clay appeared on Nick at Nite’s Holiday Special on Nickelodeon. Playing himself, the story found Clay stranded in a snowstorm and making a stop at a comfortable countryside inn.  Clay watched Bing Crosby’s Christmas special on TV and imagined himself singing a duet with the famous singer. With some amazing special effects, the dream came true and Clay joined Bing in singing the  “Little Drummer Boy”.

And Katherine K Davis??  She left all royalties and proceeds from her compositions, which include operas, choruses, children’s operettas, cantatas, piano and organ pieces, and songs, to Wellesley College’s Music Department.  And…..on a personal note, Ms. Davis was a good friend of my mother who also wrote music for children.

The following video shows Clay as he sings with Bing Crosby.  Even with all the “magic” special effects, the music and singing is amazing!

 

I remember watching this show.  I was so excited!  

Did you watch the show?

 

 

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Comments

  1. The duet with Clay and Bing is such a special Christmas song. I just love it. I have been viewing it ever since Clay was on Nick all those years ago.

    It’s great to have such a talented mother. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

    ❤️ UNCONDITIONAL love for you Clay. God bless America.

    I am still in rehab but I am trying to be part of the world again.

  2. I remember this special! Was so impressed by the performance of Clay and Bing singing this beautiful arrangement!

  3. I didn't see the show on TV but saw it a few years later on YouTube. I thought it was a good arrangement and love how it fit with the story of the program. I sure miss Clay's Christmas concerts. I've listened to Christmas music and watched Christmas movies off and on since July.

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