In this vintage video, Stevie talks about her favorite Christmas memory: waking up on Christmas Eve to find her dad unexpectedly building a baby buggy for her because “Santa was very, very busy tonight.” The interview is followed by Stevie’s live Top of the Pops performance of “Silent Night,” which she recorded for A Very Special Christmas in 1987. She is joined by Robbie Nevil, best known for his Top 10 1986 hit “C’est La Vie.”
On December 14, 2000, Stevie appeared at a benefit concert for Special Olympics, hosted by the White House. Accompanied by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stevie sang her favorite Christmas song “Silent Night.” The performance was broadcast on the TNT network on December 19, 2000 and later included on the compilation A Very Special Christmas 5, which was released the following year on October 30. Stevie previously contributed a rendition of “Silent Night” for the first A Very Special Christmas compilation in 1987.
The star-studded event featured performances by Jon Bon Jovi, Macy Gray, and B.B. King, among many others, and appearances by President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Special Olympics is one of a myriad charities that Stevie has supported over the years.
Silent Night (feat. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
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