David and Friends: A PBS Christmas Special
Imagine, if you will, David achieving enough status to warrant a Christmas TV special of his own.
He would start the show with a powerhouse rendering of “Joy to the World,” then rouse the crowd with a merry take on “Pat-a-Pan.”
He would slow things down with “Silent Night,” then welcome his first guest, Charice, to join him on a duet of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
David’s generosity would allow her to sing her own carol offering, say something like “Do You Hear What I Hear?”
Afterwards, a children’s choir opens with the first few notes of “Ave Maria” before The Voice joins them, and then a fun take on “Sleigh Bells” with the same choir.
David then introduces his next musical guest, his very own idol, Natalie Cole, who honors him with a duet to her late father’s classic, “The Christmas Song” (which, of course, David would let the audience know he used to call this “The Chestnutt Song”).
From there, Natalie will offer a rendition of “It’s Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home),” and David joins her in a final duet with “Carol of the Bells” (replete with the children’s choir and a handbell choir – can’t you just imagine it?).
In the second half, David begins “What Child is This” a capella before the orchestra crescendoes with him. Then, he sings “Riu Riu Chiu” before he is joined on a duet of “Feliz Navidad” with his next musical guest, Jordin Sparks, who offers her own rendition of “O Come All Ye Faithful,” before joining David in another duet with “The First Noel.”
Towards the end, David invites all his guests to join him on “Melodies of Christmas” with the choir, before his grand finale of “O Holy Night.”
Not a bad way to spend your holiday evening, eh?
All I know is, this is two years in a row in which I’ve been privileged to watch David on my tele during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. He has now become a staple, and I look forward to the day when he gets his own Christmas special rather than be someone’s guest.