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Cold Opening on Saturday Night Live: New York City Children’s Chorus singing “Silent Night” as a tribute to the victims and also families influenced by the current tragedy in Newtown, CT.


In the wake of the tragedy of this previous week, I am reminded of the song composed by David Foster and also his ex-wife, Linda Thompson-Jenner entitled My Grown Up Christmas List written in 1990.  In so many methods, it is an anthem to peace:

What is this illusion referred to as the innocence of youth? Maybe only in our blind idea can we ever before uncover the truth

No more stays torn apart That wars would certainly never before start And time would heal all hearts And everyone would certainly have actually a friend And best would constantly win And love would never finish, oh This is my grvery own up christmas list This is my just life long wish This is my grown up christmas list

The song was initially extended by Natalie Cole in 1990. It came to be even more popularized by Amy Grant.  It got to a new popularity once Amerideserve to Idol winner Kelly Clarkboy sang it in 1997, My favorite version is by Michael Bublé . For some reason,the Bublé version is not available on iTunes, but the song track is listed below on this YouTube video and also the others mentioned. Styles have actually absolutely adjusted in 20 years.

Here are the lyrics created by Linda Thompson-Jenner in their entirety:

Do you remember me? I sat upon your knee I wrote to you With childhood fantasies

Well, I’m all grvery own up now And still need assist somehow I’m not a child But my heart still can dream

So here’s my lifelengthy wish My grvery own up christmas list Not for myself But for a world in need

No more resides torn apart That battles would never start And time would certainly heal all hearts And everyone would have a friend And ideal would certainly constantly win And love would certainly never end This is my grvery own up christmas list

As kids we believed The grandest sight to see Was something lovely Wrapped beneath our tree

But heaven just knows That packeras and bows Can never heal A hurting human soul

No even more lives torn apart That wars would never before start And time would heal all hearts And everyone would have a friend And right would constantly win And love would never end This is my grown up christmas list

What is this illusion dubbed the innocence of youth Maybe just in our blind belief deserve to we ever find the truth

No even more stays torn apart That wars would never before start And time would certainly heal all hearts And everyone would have a friend And best would always win And love would certainly never end, oh This is my grvery own up christmas list This is my only life long wish This is my grvery own up christmas list

This year, I think our grvery own up Christmas List has to be a “No even more Guns to tear our family members apart”.