Thursday, November 26, 2009

Clay Aiken: Merry Thanksgivoween!

SECOND STANZA -- ABeautifulMind's handsome Clay Aiken graphic extends Thanksgiving greetings, celebrating the second verse of a trio of holidays exemplified in "Merry Thanksgivoween."

Merry Thanksgivoween!

Holiday Commemorations Merge

Due to their proximity on the calendar and the influence of commercial activity, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas celebrations have so effectively merged that the appropriate seasonal greeting could easily be "Merry Thanksgivoween!"

The sentiment is effectively depicted below in the classic cartoon by Mike Thompson of the Detroit Free Press.

The spooks of Halloween have come and gone, families are gathered for Thanksgiving Day festivities, while from Schenectady to Spokane, Pensacola to Phoenix, radio stations with AC, Hot AC, CCM/Gospel, Oldies, and Smooth Jazz formats have begun singing the third stanza of "Merry Thanksgivoween" with Clay Aiken Christmas carols.

Among the CA vocals decking the airwaves with a joyful noise are "O Holy Night," "The First Noel," "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day," "Merry Christmas with Love," and "Winter Wonderland."

Christmas Albums Fan Favorites

Clay's Chrismas albums -- Merry Christmas with Love and All Is Well -- are seasonal favorites and were the nucleus of his popular Joyful Noise holiday tours.

Recognized by Billboard as the "Best Selling Christmas Album of 2004" and the "Best Selling Christian Album in 2005," MCWL has long been certified platinum. The CD features classic carols, as well as some of the singer's personal favorites, "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day" and "Mary, Did You Know?"

A Walmart exclusive in November 2006, the four-track AIW was made available on iTunes in December 2007. YouTube hosts countless montages set to the EP's four songs, the title track as well as "Christmas Waltz," "O Come O Come Emanuel," and "My Grown-Up Christmas List."

Below is All Is Well, a montage for all seasons by Aspiegirl:

All Is Well montage by Aspiegirl

Kai Enjoys First Lap in Barber Chair

On the home front, grandchildren Kai and Lia are celebrating Thanksgiving 1,600 miles away from the Carolina clan. Their mother promises many festive photos and videos to mark Turkey Day 2009.

A first barbershop haircut was a major milestone for our family's two-year-old fellow. Below are clickable memories of grandson Kai's maiden voyage in the barber chair.

Besides the all-important lollipop, Kai was anxious to learn just
how the clippers worked. That settled, it was back to his sucker.

Next time ... maybe a
shave and a lollipop!

Merry Thanksgivoween, Clay Nation!



MissSally said...

"Merry Thanksgivoween" indeed,
in this wonderful blog!!!

If Kai ever forms a fan club, I want to be the president. These pics of his first hair cut tell a great story.
He is the hero, unafraid of new adventures, who has his priorities straight; the lollipop!

Kudos to his momma for some great camera work, and thanks Caro for sharing these with us.


CCOL4HIM said...

Merry Thanksgivoween to you too :D!Take care and God bless. Love always, Cynthia

Ashes said...

What's cuter than a little boy? That little boy getting his first haircut!

Clay Aiken's All is Well is for sure a year round song that takes on special meaning at Christmas time. Clay has the most wonderful singing talent and it really shows with this song.

Merry Thansgivoween!

SueReu said...

Oh my gosh, Kai is just TOO CUTE LOL!!!

Thanks for the great blog - great blends and Aspiegirl's wonderful video

Hope you're having a nice Thanksgivoween!

Anonymous said...

U sure are lucky to have a precious g. child! Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for your wonderful blogs! Donna in Wi.

ImGranny said...

Thank you for the Merry Thanksgivoween blog. That is one of my favorite Clay Aiken pictures.


Anonymous said...

I've found a lollipop makes almost every situation better. I see Kai agrees. He's such a big boy now.

BTW, hearing Clay Aiken sing Christmas songs is right up there with lollipops for me.



Hi Caro, Thanks for the blog.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day with yours.

Colombia does not celebrate that date.

All is Well is one of Clay's performances, my favorite.


Sandy said... cute! Kai was enjoying the lollipop so much I don't think he remembers too much about the hair cut!

It's that wonderful time of year where we start to hear Clay's beautiful voice everywhere. I never tire of hearing him sing Christmas songs. That is why I miss his Christmas concerts - LOTS!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and have a wonderful weekend!


PaulaBear said...

Merry Thanksgivoween right back at you!! Maybe Clay Aiken will consider a Thanksgivoween tour next year!!

musicfan said...

This is so much fun!! You always make me smile!!

Kai is a darling little boy. It is fun seeing him as he grows into a little man!!

Thank you for this wonderful blog!

Aspiegirl44 said...

Merry Thanksgivoween Caro. :)

I ended up having a great Thanksgiving and saw my great niece and nephew for the first time. They are adorable.

I will be listening to Clays Christmas music this holiday also but no change because I listen to him sing Christmas music all year round. Thank you so much for sharing my montage. AIW is one of my favorite holiday songs by Clay. He sure does belt it out.

Kai is so cute getting his first haircut. I think he looks like he did real well too. All Was Well with a lollipop in hand. lol

Thanks for the great blog Caro.