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"Santa, Can't You Hear Me" is a song by Kelly Clarkson, featuring Ariana Grande on Clarkson's ninth studio album, When Christmas Comes Around.... The live version was released on December 2, 2022, & the CD-single was released on December 9, 2022.[1][2][3]

Background[]

On October 11, 2021, Kelly announced that she had a song with her Voice co-star, Ariana Grande. Along with that announcement, she also dropped snippets of the songs to all her socials.[4] Ariana had also posted about this several times on her stories as well. A live performance of the song will air for the TV special "Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around" on December 1st on NBC.[5]

Lyric's Meaning[]

"Santa Can't You Hear Me" is a song about a person's Christmas wish that has not yet been fulfilled. The lyrics suggest that the person does not need the typical Christmas symbols such as snow, sleigh rides, or presents under the tree, but rather something else that they have not received. The song repeatedly asks Santa if he can hear the person's plea for what they truly want for Christmas. Despite the festive season, the person is feeling blue because their wish has not come true.

Live performance[]

Clarkson and Grande first performed the song during the special “Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around” which aired on Dec. 1, 2021 via NBC.[6]

Merchandise[]

Physical Releases[]

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1: Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande]
Keep the snow and sleigh rides
Keep those silver bells
Keep the gifts beneath the tree
Give them to someone else
Keep that magic snowman
Keep those twinkly lights
Keep the reindeer
My heart already knows how to fly

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Both]
'Cause all I ever wanted
Was nothin’ I got and
Santa, can't you hear me?
Oh-oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh

[Chorus: Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, Both]
I don't need a thing
I sent a letter to you, ooh, ooh
On how to make my dreams come true, yeah, yeah
What I want for Christmas
Hasn’t come and I been so blue
Tell me what can I do? Ooh, ooh, oh yeah
Keep the mistlеtoe (Keep the mistletoе)
Unless below, is what I need (What I need)
Santa, can't you hear me?

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson]
Keep those bows and boxes (Keep them bows and them boxes)
Keep those three wise men
No need for a North star to show me where I will end

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Both]
'Cause all I ever wanted
Was nothin’ I got and
Santa, can't you hear me?
Oh-oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh

[Chorus: Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, Both]
I don't need a thing
I sent a letter to you, ooh, ooh
On how to make my dreams come true, yeah, yeah
What I want for Christmas
Hasn’t come and I been so blue
Tell me what can I do? Ooh, ooh, oh yeah
Keep the mistlеtoe (Keep the mistletoе)
Unless below, is what I need (What I need)
Santa, can't you hear me?

[Bridge: Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson]
’Cause all I ever wanted
Was nothing I got and
Santa, can’t you hear me?
There's one thing that I need
Oh-oh, oh, oh (Ooh yeah)
Oh, oh (Ooh yeah)
Oh, oh (Baby)

[Chorus: Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, Both]
I don't need a thing
I sent a letter to you, ooh, ooh
On how to make my dreams come true, yeah, yeah
What I want for Christmas
Hasn’t come and I been so blue
Tell me what can I do? Ooh, ooh, oh yeah
Keep the mistlеtoe (Keep the mistletoе)
Unless below, is what I need (What I need)
Santa, can't you hear me?

References[]

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