A Clay Aiken Christmas
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- Tracks: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Clay Aiken), Happy Holidays/White Christmas (Barry Manilow), Christmas Waltz (Aiken), O Holy Night (Yolanda Adams), Merry Christmas with Love (Aiken), Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Aiken, Manilow, Adams), Silver Bells (Aiken and Quiana Parler), Mary Did You Know (Aiken), Because It's Christmas (For All the Children) (Aiken, Manilow, Adams)
- Behind-the-scenes footage
Top Customer Reviews
I was moved by the consciousness of spirituality that infuses but never overwhelms the production. I loved the fade to black following Clay's glorious rendition of "Mary Did You Know" and the moment of silent reverence it implied. The windows-within- windows concept along with the work in progress format of this DVD will never become boring because it is continually evolving in visually gorgeous, interesting and entertaining streams on so many levels. There is logic to the way each song lead to the other and I was impressed with the smooth and easy transitions in the overstructure.
I loved Yolanda Adams inspired gospel rendition of "O Holy Night". The brilliant Barry Manilow added style and class to the production with his timeless voice and charming manner. Quiana Parler did a wonderful job on her duet with Clay.
Clay provided an abundance of dazzling eye candy and childlike wonderment for kids of all ages with a toy train chugging along under the tree covered with myriad lights and glistening ornaments that were used at times as a glittering framework for the scene unfolding.
The set decoration was perfect, classy and inviting and the camera operator kept the production visually fascinating by attention to all the artistic details and visual treats that continued to unfold as christmas wrappings to reveal hidden treasures inside.Read more ›
Songs between Clay Aiken, Yolanda Adams, Meghan Mullaly and Barry Manilow were well thought out. I enjoyed it very much.
Clay Aiken's song "Mary Did You Know" is a perfect song for him. I'ts a haunting song and makes me very religious. I cry everytime I hear it because it reminds of my husband who passed away 2 years ago.
I look forward to a duet between Clay Aiken and Barry Manilow. I am sure they will be great together. This DVD is worth buying, you and your family can enjoy it for many years to come.
Following 'Idol' Clay fell victim of the trappings of his new celebrity status and became quickly exploited by his management team who allowed his talent to sadly become a vehicle for peddling inferior song material. Clay's financially successful albeit artistically disappointing debut album "Measure of a Man" was simply typically over-produced. Clay Aiken does not need to me mixed-down in the studio like other artists who use beat, moves, looks and marketing to distract attention away from lack of music abilities. Clay Aiken has a powerful voice that needs to be heard up front on a record and he will always need the right manager like Neil Sedaka to make sure he is correctly produced with the right songs and arrangements, That is what will keep Clay Aiken Fan's truly happy.
"Merry Christmas with Love" is one of the best new Christmas Albums I have heard in a long time. In an age of Hip-Hop, this album is a breath of air and hope in that talent comes through in the end. 'O Holy Night' takes you back to the time of Andy Williams Christmas show. It's all about the spirit, passion and message of Christmas. Clay brings such energy and lease of new life to many of the old favorites here on this album. In addition more modern songs like "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day" still bears the traditional feel. Once can not help but feel a lift when the songs builds to full supporting choir while Clay holds so effortlessly those incredibly high notes with so much passion and power. At the other end "Mary did you know" is a quieter emotionally lyrical song that Clay sings beautifully.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A Clay Aiken Christmas is a fine Holiday DVD. With Barry Manilow as a guest they do a great job entertaining us. Really has the spirit of the season. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
His voice is phenomenal and originally loved him and went to his concerts. But was heartbroken and lost interest after finding out about his "secret" after his claims of... Read morePublished on November 20, 2013 by Steve Kastner
Didn't care for style of presentation. Too busy. Felt like we were at rehearsal, not actually viewing a show. Too bad, because the songs and singers were great. Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Dianne Price
I am very happy with this dvd and enjoy it very much. Keep up the good work thanks Clay Aiken.Published on July 10, 2012 by Nadine
This will soon become a Christmas Tradition for your family. A voice like an angel.Published on April 16, 2009 by musiclover5230
Christmas is a time for people to get with their loved ones and rejoice. This DVD is perfect just for that. Read morePublished on January 7, 2008 by Nicole E. Beauchamp
Beautiful Christmas music and a nice message for the holidays! Great gift too!Published on July 7, 2007 by Sara Collins Carlson
Clay Aiken happens to be one of my all time favorites that came through the American Idol wringer and gave us the opportunity to listen to his awesome range of voice and feeling. Read morePublished on February 15, 2007 by Chris B