An American Idol Christmas (found special of singing competition TV series; 2003)

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Logo used for the special.

Status: Found

Date found: 28 Nov 2022

Found by: TVRepeater_Christmas

An American Idol Christmas was an hour-long TV special that aired on the Fox network in 2003. It featured finalists from the first two seasons of American Idol, as well as the American Juniors, from the short-lived Idol spin-off of the same name.


The special premiered on Fox on November 25th, 2003 at 8 PM EST.[1] Filmed at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium,[2] it featured season one Idol finalists Kelly Clarkson, Tamyra Gray and Christina Christian, season two finalists Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken and Kimberley Locke, and the American Juniors, performing Christmas music. The Canadian broadcast of the special reportedly featured Canadian Idol winner Ryan Malcolm performing "Let It Snow."[3]


While only a handful of performances have been uploaded, the full special was unavailable for a few years. The special was reran once on December 23rd, 2003.[4] On November 28th, 2022, the full special was uploaded to the Internet Archive by user TVRepeater_Christmas.


The full special.

Performances featuring the American Juniors.

"Perfect Christmas."

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

"Grown Up Christmas List."

"Don't Save It All for Christmas Day."

"White Christmas".

"O Holy Night" and "Silent Night."

Christmas medley.