12.11.2008

Remember December: L is for List as in Grown- Up Christmas List


We all remember the Christmas lists we would write out for Santa when we were younger listing a baby doll, a tea set, or as we got older a Nancy Drew mystery or go-go boots. Just today in class I had a student ask to write a letter to Santa from the point of view of a "naughty little boy". It was very clever. One song that I have loved since it was first recorded in the early '90's is Grown- Up Christmas List. Often this time of year we reflect on our own wishes for the world such as feeding the hungry, providing clothing for a family, or praying for world peace. The chorus of this Christmas song stays with me all year and how I wish the list would come true!

"No more lives torn apart,
That wars would never start,
And time would heal all hearts.
And everyone would have a friend,
And right would always win,
And love would never end.
This is my grown-up Christmas list."

Such a lovely list. David Foster composed this song and made a recording with Natalie Cole helping with vocals on a non-Christmas album. Amy Grant made it more popular on her Christmas album, but it has been recorded by others such as Kelly Clarkston, Michael Buble, and Monica. I chose the simple David Foster/ Natalie Cole recording for this post .What would be on your grown-up Christmas list?

5 comments :

  1. I've always loved this song. My gosh, David Foster sure looks young in this video. Natalie never changes, though. I didn't realize she had sung this song.

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  2. I would second those wishes in the chorus, for my grown-up Christmas list - also, homes for all and food on their tables. Thanks for the song!

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  3. I have loved this song since Amy Grant did it. I hope you don't get to snowed in this weekend. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  4. SVG... I have loved this also. I agree about David Foster. I never realized she sang this song.
    Tinker... I love your additions to the list.
    Yolanda... We didn't get too snowed in, but believe me it is cold today (Sunday) Right now it is 10 degrees.

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  5. Grown Up Christmas List is one song I've never heard before. Thanks for posting it.

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