Clay Aiken – A Symbol of The Holiday Season

Four years ago, the Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show posted the following tweet:

We’ve been rockin’ around the Christmas tree from the time we were just #SantaBabies.

How fun to see Clay and Ruben as toddlers.  Heh, Clay…love those overalls!

There is nothing that symbolizes the commencement of the holiday season more than the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. The Ceremony is always a fun event full of pomp and celebrities.

This year, on Wednesday, December 1st, New York will celebrate the Annual Lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree.  This year’s tree is a 79-foot tall.

According to Rockefeller Center:

As for the tree, it has more than 50,000 — some 5 miles — of multicolored LED lights. It is topped with a newly designed Swarovski-crystal star that has 3 million crystals, 70 glass spikes and a brightness of 106,000 lumens.


On November 30, 2004, Clay Aiken was part of the star-studded hour-long special on NBC celebrating the lighting the world’s most famous tree.

Co-hosts for the evening were Al Roker and Nancy O’Dell. Olympic Gold Medalist Sarah Hughes skated to Vanessa Williams who sang “Silver and Gold.”

Besides Clay, the musical lineup for the special included performances by Hilary Duff, Kenny Chesney, Tony Bennett, Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, Chris Isaak, Michael Buble, Vanessa Williams, and The Radio City Rockettes. Chicago was the special house band for national telecasts.

Clay was dressed for cold weather in an overcoat, striped scarf and a black hat. Clay sang “Winter Wonderland” during the National broadcast, and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful” during the earlier hour broadcast that was only shown in New York.

At the beginning of Clay’s live segment during the National Broadcast, the audience sang “Happy Birthday” to Clay, as it was his 26th birthday. Towards the end of the show, Clay joined the line of guests, as they closed the show by singing the song, “Let It Snow.”

Clay Aiken fans were excited to see Clay as a part of this exciting evening. It was an excellent opportunity to be seen and for people to be introduced to Clay’s Christmas album. “Merry Christmas With Love.”

I was not able to post the videos of Clay at Rockefeller…so sorry….

So…the following is a fun duet with Clay and Ruben. It’s really fun!

Have you ever seen the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree in person?


To Clay Aiken:

CANN wishes you a day filled with Family, friends, Laughter, and love!

May every candle on your cake turn into a wish come true!


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1 thought on “Clay Aiken – A Symbol of The Holiday Season

  1. I never saw the tree lighting in person, but we did take the train up to NYC later to see the tree & decorations in the city and feel that holiday ‘vibe’. Good times.

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