Clay Aiken – Christmas Music – It’s Wonderful!

I am finally back home from my exciting trip to New York. There is so much to see in the city and this Californian loves to visit.

I also had a great time seeing so many of my wonderful friends. There were many hugs and loves….and catching up on all the exciting things going on. And….the music was wonderful!

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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6 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Christmas Music – It’s Wonderful!

  1. This is one show that I have missed – but have watched the video many times!
    Clay sings so beautifully with Bing – and has such a simple and warm story! I loved all of the photos and video – – -Thank you so very much!

  2. Thank you for all the pictures and the video. I love the video. The two voices of Clay and Bing are beautiful together. It has been so long ago when I watch this show. They should put this show on TV again. Thank you for the memories. Thank you CANN.

  3. I wouldn’t have missed this “Christmas Special” with Clay for the world! The pictures bring back memories of OMC on TV with non-other than Bing Crosby! Thank you CANN for sharing the photos and video!

  4. Welcome back home from your fabulous trip to NYC. I remember watching Clay & Bing “sing together” all those years ago. It was beautiful & exciting to see. Wish we could see Clay performing on TV again during the holidays, but we have to settle for the videos that are available.

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