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?


  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.

  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!

  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.

  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.

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


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