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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Voice to You ~ David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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As fans of the greatest singer in the land, who truly is “The Voice”, this Thanksgiving finds us with a lot to be thankful for. Although he never left our hearts, David is now back in his game and recently, lucky fans had the chance to see him in concert! David has brought so much joy into our lives. As if that wasn’t enough, he inspires us to be the best version of ourselves, to live life to the fullest and to fulfill our dreams.

On Thanksgiving Day, as we get together with family and friends, while enjoying a delicious meal, like at the first Thanksgiving when Native Americans and New Englanders came together to share a meal, we can count our blessings, big and small.

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The happiest of Thanksgivings to you, our dear posters and readers and many blessings to you on this holiday.

The Night of Thanksgiving

by Lauren

found online

T’was the night of Thanksgiving,
But I just couldn’t sleep.
I tried counting backwards,
I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned,
The dark meat and white.
But I fought the temptation,
With all of my might.
Tossing and turning,
with anticipation.
The thought of a snack
became infatuation.
So I raced to the kitchen,
Flung open the door,
And gazed at the fridge,
Full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey,
And buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots,
Beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling,
So plump and so round.
‘til all of a sudden,
I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling,
Floating into the sky,
With a mouthful of pudding,
And a handful of pie.
But I managed to yell
As I soared past the trees
Happy eating to all,
Pass the cranberries, please!!
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious,
May your pies take the prize
And May your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off of your thighs!

53 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving from The Voice to You ~ David Archuleta”

  1. bebereader said

    Wishing everyone a good holiday with family and friends and good food and good music. Although it seems like I’ve been missing. it’s all an illusion. LOL I am always here, working mostly ‘in the back room” since my family life has gotten busier in the last several months, making it hard for me to keep up with commenting and conversation.

    We will be bringing everyone’s Thanksgiving comment over here from the last thread.


  2. bluesky4home said

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 1:18 AM e

    So…. for those of you getting ready for Thanksgiving….. here are some fellows playing “football” (soccer). What I think is hilarious is that it is only the guys playing. The ladies are probably in charge of the food. ^_^

    Have a “Happy Thanksgiving!!”


  3. tawna21 said

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:10 PM e

    Wishing a “Happy Thanksgiving”, tomorrow, to all of you who celebrate this day. I have so very much to be thankful for. ♥


  4. MT said

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:58 PM e

    Just popping to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

    I hope your day is filled with lots of ♥ love, family & friends, and great food!


  5. Dayzee said

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 8:39 PM e

    Finally picked up my tickets to Layton today. It was my third attempt. First time was Veterans Day. Having been a government employee I should have known every government office closes for every holiday. Second time I was told the office had not yet processed the tickets, but my name was on the list. Third time today, I approached the door and read “closed” sign on the door. A plastic clock face said someone would return at 9:00. I checked my watch. 12:45. Hmmmm. Another sign said they would close at 1:00 today in prep of Thanksgiving. Checked my watch again. 12:46. Tried the door. Open, but dark inside. A fine fellow came from somewhere in the back of the building and YAYYY! my tickets were placed in my hands.

    Appreciate the Happy Thanksgivings from Bluesky, Tawna and MT. Hope you all have a great day. I certainly intend to have me a full tummy and lots of fun conversations.

    So now we are all jealous of the toll booth lady. Haha. She looks pretty happy to me. And he looks……..well, you know.


  6. skydancer1x said

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 9:58 PM e

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Bluesky,your thoughts are always so beautifully written from the heart.Thank you for sharing.

    It’s been 2 weeks since Midland,and seeing David for the first time in 4 years and I am still collecting my thoughts and how to share them..It was wonderful to see him LIVE again,and as it worked out,being there,and being lifted up and totally consumed by his beautiful voice, live, in song,was exactly what my heart needed.♥

    Have a wonderful day with your loved ones tomorrow! Love ya’ll 🙂

    turkeys playing soccer that Bluesky (remind me never to get close to a kicking turkey!)


  7. Jans11 said

    25…David being nice to every one! Yep, that’s David!

    26…Sure wish David’s album would sell like that…it’ll be great when it’s released!

    27…I hear you Dja! It’s the same way with me. Can’t seem to stop and smell the roses with so much going on. And now my son and family are here. Maybe over the week end I can stop and catch my breath. 🙂

    Bluesky, those turkeys are adorable playing kickball. 🙂 Who would of thought!

    Dayzee, so glad for you that you finally got those elusive tickets! 🙂 …..and I’m still jealous! 🙂 hehe But glad that he sold out in 15 minutes! whoo hoo!

    Sky, it’s been almost 3 weeks since I seen David in almost 4 yrs and I just go around with this smug little feeling that I feel when I’m thinking “he is really back and staying in music”! Lucky us!

    Want to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Have a blessed day!


  8. Dayzee said

    Good to hear from you Bebe. I have missed you. Thanks for the Thanksgiving poetry. I’m hoping the last lines work for me. ” And May your Thanksgiving dinner
    Stay off of your thighs!”

    It is easy to understand why so many who have finally seen David after 4 years (or more) are still floating in that river of emotions we drown in after a David performance. Hoping you will soon be able to get your thoughts onto your keyboards.

    I am most thankful for all you nice people who keep this site going. The admins, contributors and readers. It was so great to spend time seeing David, traveling with Jan, gathering with fans in St. George and lunching with others in Salt Lake. All things fade quickly without the sharing. So thanks to everyone here who continues to feed our hearts. I wish you all a happy holiday.


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  10. tawna21 said

    It’s good to hear from you Bebe!! Thanks for the poem. I, too, hope the last line works for me and my thighs! 🙂

    I love the photo Abrra. It’s good to see Daniel showing up in some of the recent photos. This family is so all about family!! ♥♥


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  12. angelofdja said

    That poem cracked me up Bebereader! Although it’s more than likely too late to worry about my thighs lol! That extra scoop of mashed potatoes with/gravy & cherry pie/with ice cream landed there a few hours ago! Happy Thanksgiving Voice Peeps! So very blessed to have a great family (here & home) to share this Holiday with!
    Looks like David and his Fam know how to eat well too! I am happy for him! Happy for us too that he decided that he still wants to “do music”! Lucky us!


  13. fenfan said

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Eat lots and diet tomorrow. Hahaha


  14. djafan said

    Hope you all had a day full of friends, family, and food!!!!

    Thank you Bebe and Abrra for a lovely post. And to you who come and join us in all we share.

    Great picture Amber and David shared. Love seeing the joy in him. Thanksgiving is special to me. This year it’s bittersweet with it being the first without my dad, sure miss him. The day is winding down and family is sitting around the fire enjoying each other’s company.

    Tomorrow starts the countdown to David’s next concerts and Christmas!


  15. betsy said

    Happy Belated, everyone. 🙂


  16. bluesky4home said

    Bebereader, I also want to thank you for the post and for the poem! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
    One year we did a “Night Before Christmas” poem contest for our Family Christmas gathering. It was hilarious!

    Abrra – I (with others here) am so glad to see Daniel. He is one I have held in my thoughts almost every time I have visited here over the last several years. I am so very glad to see him – the paragraph from his sister is all I could hope it would be. Just makes my day. ^_^

    I love the love – so happy for them all.

    Dera DA – I am really looking forward to seeing you in Dec. And I will see you with a lighter heart and enjoy your new-found freedom even more. You don’t need to know why. As you give love and spirit to us through your music, we give love and spirit back through our good wishes and appreciation.

    A new (he’s finally home and better ((in unimaginable ways!)) than before1) Christmas all around. ^_^


  17. jans11 said

    Thanks for bringing over the cute poem, Bebe. Thankful for all the people that has kept this site going even in the lean times. Good to see Daniel posing with the siblings. They are quite a loving family and happy that they chose to share once in awhile. Amber is such a cutie!

    My family has all went home and I am thankful they made it safely since there are lots of rain and ice here in the midwest.

    Gosh it’s hard to believe that it was 3 weeks ago tonight that I seen David in concert. When I think how close it was that he almost quit music, I feel so thankful that he didn’t! 🙂

    Dayzee, things do seem to fade without sharing and I keep blabbing how much fun I had. Sometimes I think I talk or say too much. But I am thankful for the great times we have had.

    Been back a week and there has been so much going on here it’s hard to catch my breath. This week end seems like a great time to slow down with all the rainy ice. 🙂


  18. bluesky4home said

    Jans… we still have not heard from Djafan….. ^_^


    Dear Djafan: is it the turkey coma? Or the DA wipe-out that has you speechless?


  19. tawna21 said

    Jans… you can blab away all you want, your happiness is contagious!!! Love ‘ya!!

    Oh, and that icy rain you’re getting. My son and part of his family are driving home, to Utah, from Chicago thru it! Yes, this momma is a little stressed! 😦

    Yes, I have turned the Christmas music on. 🙂 It’s time for it. Of course, I sneak a DA Christmas song in here and there throughout the year. 😉

    I made hotel reservations today for my sister and our husbands for the Layton concert. This will be the first time we have attended a David concert together. I think it may be her first full on David Christmas concert. She went to last year’s Celebration of Christ, and was in awe of his Christmas voice. I hope she is prepared to be blown away with this concert. There is just nothing to compare to David singing Christmas music at his own concert! She will be having lower back surgery four days later, so hopefully the concert will give her some beautiful things to think about during her recovery.

    Bluesky… maybe we need to send in the Search and Rescue team to find Djafan. 😀


  20. jans11 said

    Dja, where are you?? We’ll have to nickname you Waldo, I guess! 🙂

    Wow Tawna, hoping they arrive Aok! The main roads seem to be all right though. Your sis and family are in for the greatest treat ever! You are right, he is 2nd to none. And his music will soothe her pain, for sure. I had a procedure Tues, an upper GI and had my esophagus stretched and David was great sounding. Even it being done 2 days before Thanksgiving, I could eat turkey…with which I am thankful!! 🙂

    I about had a panic attack….couldn’t find my David CFTH album and I knew it was right there…and there it was!! 🙂 Sounds really good!

    Night all!


  21. djafan said

    Number 14 was I lol


  22. Abrra said

    David with some post concert fan appreciation……



  23. sandybeaches9 said

    Does David connect with his long time fans either smiling at or giving a wave to? Was hoping that Dja would tell us what it is like as a fan from the beginning although the M&Gs were crazy for everyone including him. I know how wonderful his voice is, some things don’t change. He has years to go and stages change for certain. I have extra DVDs of his MOTAB concert and can send them along to Abrra to give out if she wishes. Even Christmas wrapped.

    Admin Abrra edit: Send them along! I am sure I can find a home for them at hospitals and libraries. Thanks so much 🙂


  24. I have six extra DVDs, I ran out of relatives that year!


  25. Dayzee said

    SB, I can tell you when my granddaughter Julie and I were on the front row in Idaho Falls David came to the front of the stage, raised his eyebrows and gave us a little grin. Julie said, “Oh he remembers you.” As I looked at old pics from concerts long ago I noticed Julie was by my side many times. I think it was her he remembered. I don’t think he can see many people from the stage when the spotlight is on him, but surely he knows many of us have been there from the beginning. Do doubt he feels the joy he brings to us.

    Have been at Unplugged watching videos of old Christmas performances. Wow! I am so excited for this year’s appearances. Wondering what he will sing. Wondering what he will wear. Knowing it will be awesome. How exciting for Tawna to have her sister join her.

    Thanks to Abrra for the Sunday puzzle. Best way to start a new week.


  26. djafan said

    To all … I’m writing. 😉


  27. Abrra said

    This needs daily attention!



  28. bluesky4home said

    Lovely, Abrra!!

    Djafan… I hope you know that I am completely in your corner. My tongue-in-cheek humor about your absence is simply because I absolutely fail at recaps. *_*
    I have often wished I could write as Angelica did or you or Abrra or Bebereader, etc. Jans as well, has great narrative talents. Mine lie elsewhere.

    So…. no worries. ^_^

    I know when you have done what you are working on, that it will be amazing.
    There is no time limit on wonder.


  29. djafan said

    Disclaimer: writing is not my strength.

    I’ve been so affected by seeing him again it’s taken me a while to adjust 😉


  30. jans11 said

    Dja, sorry I missed your message at #14. Guess I’m worse than I thought! 🙂

    SB, that is so nice to give out the dvd’s. Now is the best time to do it for sure.

    #27..OMGosh! No other words!

    Dayzee, I’m sure there was a connection of some kind. He has a great memory and Julie is a real cutie! And with as many times that you have seen him “up close”, I’m sure he remembers you too. I’m wondering the same things about the concert and I’m not even going! 🙂

    Bluesky, you are a great writer with just the right words! I just seem to blab along on what’s on my mind, which a lot of times doesn’t come out right! 🙂

    Abrra, another good puzzle! Thanks!


  31. tawna21 said

    Okay, I’ve seen that short clip in #27 before, but I just got smacked between the eyes seeing it again! Whoever the person is that snagged it is lucky to have it in their possession!

    SB, I’m pretty sure that David recognizes and smiles to the ‘originals’ that he notices and remembers. I’ve seen him give little waves and smiles at times, but like Dayzee said, it’s generally to the first couple of rows. After that, between the spotlights and his constant movement he probably doesn’t see a whole lot of detail.

    Dja, we can, and will, wait. You take all the time you need to do your thoughts the justice that you want to give them. 🙂

    Abrra, awesome puzzle!! Thank you!


  32. Abrra said


    Glad you and others enjoyed the puzzle. 🙂 I made a copy of that clip if you think you can stand owning it. 😉 Check your email.



  33. tawna21 said

    Got it! Just scrape me off the floor now! This really is the closest, of any of the audio from the recent concerts, that truly brings out the realness (is that a word?) of how he works this song over live. It’s incredible! Let’s just hope that 2016 takes him around the country to lots of the rest of you! ♥♥


  34. angelofdja said

    #26 YAY Dja!


  35. betsy said

    #27 Abs, I will never get over this.


  36. Abrra said

    This explains the Christmas video I suppose 🙂



  37. bluesky4home said


    Oh, It. Will. Be. So. Cool!!!

    I hope it comes out before his covert in Layton. That would be good publicity. ^_^

    (Besides, I it could solve some Christmas present issues. ^_^)


  38. tawna21 said

    #36…. AHHHHHHHH! EEEKKKK!! Now we are really sitting on pins and needles! I can’t even imagine what this is going to be like!!

    Bluesky? His ‘covert’ in Layton? But yes, it would definitely be good publicity and a best seller at the merch table!


  39. tawna21 said

    And….. David’s name is the first one!!!! ♥♥♥♥


  40. jans11 said

    As I told him, “can’t wait”!!!! ♥


  41. Abrra said

    Fan dinner info from FOD comments:

    Janel aka Nellie says:
    November 30, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Our fan dinner will be at Garcia’s in Layton on Dec 12 to arrive between 4:30-5 PM and they are expecting 20-25 people. If there are changes in time or the number of people we will let them know. Please RSVP so we can do a head count.



  42. Abrra said

    Dear David

    Please do a video with Peter Hollens like this? On the other hand, 10 Davids on one screen might be to much to handle. 🙂

    Peter Hollens



  43. Dayzee said

    I would appreciate the opportunity to see if I could handle 10 Davids on screen. 🙂


  44. tawna21 said

    I’d like that opportunity, also, Abrra and Dayzee! 🙂


  45. jans11 said

    Me too! That would be cool! 🙂 🙂


  46. djafan said

    Can’t wait for The Prayer!

    Recently posted BYU performance. Love it and his voice.


  47. Abrra said

    Some more info on David’s upcoming holiday project.

    Lindsey Stirling and David Archuleta Headline’s #ASaviorIsBorn Initiative

    35 Million Global Followers to Receive 12 Days of Social Presents from YouTube Stars
    December 01, 2015 01:12 PM Eastern Time

    SALT LAKE CITY–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–After the success of last season’s Guinness Book of World Records largest live nativity (, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a new social media campaign reuniting a variety of YouTube stars for a Christmas event called the 12 Days of Social. Each day, beginning December 1, a participating YouTube creator will release a new video on their channel sharing a message centered on the global campaign of #ASaviorIsBorn. Participating YouTube stars include:

    “Each YouTube star has become personally invested in using their time, effort and influence to share this Christmas message. It’s amazing to see them band together from across genres to support this cause.”

    Lindsey Stirling –
    Alex Boye –
    Tiffany Alvord –
    Gardiner Sisters –
    Ellie & Jared –
    David Archuleta –
    Bored Shorts –
    Stuart Edge –
    Peter Hollens –
    Jenny Oaks Baker –
    Devin Graham –
    Studio C –

    At the conclusion of the 12 days, a music video featuring a variety of YouTube stars singing the Christmas carol, Silent Night, will be released to a global viewership on the Shaytards YouTube channel (

    “Christmas is a time for messages of peace, hope and the love of Jesus Christ to reach a world that really needs a little holiday cheer,” said Greg Droubay, Director of Media, Missionary Dept., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Each YouTube star has become personally invested in using their time, effort and influence to share this Christmas message. It’s amazing to see them band together from across genres to support this cause.”




  48. jans11 said

    What an awesome thing for them to do! Cheering people with their great talents altogether! A great Christmas gift to all.

    I think I seen this last year, but it’s still good to see again.


  49. Dayzee said

    That guitar playing snowman is kinda weird looking but has a great voice. Love that hmmm mmm mmmm mmm mm at the end.

    Got my tickets for Sevier Valley Center today. At least I have an order # and a note that my order has been processed. You know I need those tickets in my hands before I am happy. Waiting for the mailman again.

    Dja, thanks for bringing that video at #46. Love the beginning where he just seems to be a part of the background, then steps forward with the spotlight and takes over the stage. Then around 2:30 he starts flying and soars all the way to the finish. And nice to have that big screen at the top, even if it is still too tiny.


  50. bluesky4home said

    A friend of mine, Chase Elwood, will be singing in some of those You Tuber videos.

    What a WoNdErFuL Time of Year!!! I love the feeling that DA’s voice brings. And at Christmas time it is just out of this world. ^_^

    Puts you all in the spirit. (I like how even the Singing Santa has to close his eyes to sing. And wink!!)


  51. fenfan said

    Duets are not my thing. That promise of a “The Prayer” video doesn’t excite me because it would just make me work hard to block off the other voice while trying to absorb the wonder of David’s vocal charisma.
    I just want to listen to David sing, solo. So I am looking forward to any videos that might come out of the Christmas concerts. I sincerely hope that some kind fans would record some of the songs and upload them for those of us not fortunate enough to be able to attend.


  52. Dayzee said

    Fen, I don’t think of those as duets, but as David with backup singers. I have heard the little snippet from The Prayer and I must warn you, you may get clobbered.

    Still loving the quote from Skydancer in the upper left corner. “I want to be a lifetime patient.” Amen.


  53. djafan said

    new post >>>>>>


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