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Modern Christmas Classic: Grown Up Christmas List

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Since the song "Grown-Up Christmas List" was first recorded 23 years ago, the song has been covered by well known singers Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé and Aretha Franklin. Wikipedia has a list of 36 musicians that have recorded this Christmas song.

According to All Music, the song was co-written by David Foster and Linda Thompson-Jenner. The song is about wanting the best for others rather than material goods for oneself.

So here's my lifelong wish
My grown-up Christmas list
Not for myself
But for a world in need

Natalie Cole sang the Christmas carol on Foster's album River of Love which was released in 1990.
Amy Grant's version of this song was played on Christian radio stations.
Kelly Clarkson recorded My Grown Up Christmas List for the "American Idol: The Great Holiday Classics" CD.
Michael Bublé's recording is the most popular version on YouTube of Grown Up Christmas List with more than 1,570,000 views.

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