|"Grown-Up Christmas List"|
|Single by Amy Grant|
|from the album Home for Christmas|
|Format||Promo CD single|
|Label||A&M, Word Records|
|David Foster, Linda Thompson-Jenner, Amy Grant|
|Amy Grant singles chronology|
"Grown-Up Christmas List" (sometimes titled "My Grown-Up Christmas List") is a Christmas song composed by David Foster (music) and Linda Thompson-Jenner (lyrics). It was originally recorded by Foster, with Natalie Cole on vocals, for his 1990 non-holiday album River of Love. Though it was also released as a single, the song was not a hit upon its first appearance. In 1992, Amy Grant recorded a version for her second Christmas album, Home for Christmas. Grant's version featured an additional verse that Grant penned herself. Her record label at the time, A&M Records, promoted the song as the second single from the album, and it received substantial radio airplay.
In 2003, original American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson performed "Grown-Up Christmas List" on the show's Christmas special, and was released on the album American Idol: Great Holiday Classics, which resulted in renewed airplay of the song during the holiday season that year.
A&M Records released a music video for Amy Grant's recording of the song, featuring an appearance by Grant's son, Matthew Chapman. The song's edit version was used in the video. Grant's version is the one most people associate with the song.
The original version of Grant's single did not enter any of the Billboard charts until 2011, when it spent twenty-four weeks on the Christian Digital Songs chart, peaking at No. 15.Kelly Clarkson's version entered the Adult Contemporary chart in 2003 where it spent five weeks.
|2011||Christian Digital Song Sales||15|
The song has been frequently covered by other artists, including:
The 2000 version by Monica also contains a second verse penned by Thompson-Jenner. Luis Miguel's cover was recorded in Spanish as "Mi Humilde Oración" for his album Navidades and it peaked at No. 37 on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart.