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Christmas Is A Homemade Holiday (Retro Holiday Song)

(The Broadway Kids)
Music by Ned Ginsburg, Lyrics by Annie Dinerman

"Christmas Is A Homemade Holiday" was written especially for The Broadway Kids Sing Christmas CD, part of a very popular series of CDs by the performing and recording group who are all young professional veterans of Broadway productions and national tours. The lead vocal was sung by Eden Reigel, who later played Bianca Montgomery on the daytime drama All My Children, and received a Daytime Emmy Award for the role in 2005.  Annie suspects that the reason people like this song so much is that Ned Ginburg's music sounds a little like the themesong from The Donna Reed Show, a popular '60s sitcom.  "Christmas Is A Homemade Holiday" was performed by Kathie Lee Gifford with The Broadway Kids on Kathie Lee's 1997 CBS "We Need a Little Christmas" special.

"Christmas Is A Homemade Holiday" is also found in Season's Greetings, the holiday songbook from Hal Leonard Publishing so you can sing and play it at home or at school.

EACH CHRISTMAS, AS YOU THINK ABOUT
THE THINGS YOU'RE GRATEFUL FOR,
YOU BOW YOUR HEAD AND PRAY...
THAT THE TREE WILL FIT THROUGH THE DOOR!
A SNOWMAN COOKIE MAKES THE JOB
A LOT MORE FUN TO DO.
YOU SMILE BECAUSE IT'S AWFULLY RICH (MM-MM),
AND JUST FOR A MOMENT, SO ARE YOU.

(Refrain)
CHRISTMAS IS A HOMEMADE HOLIDAY.
FIX IT FAMILY STYLE.
SEASON WITH THE SWEETEST MEMORIES.
MIX IT AWHILE.

STIR IN HUGS AND KISSES.
YOU'LL GET LOTS OF THOSE
WITH MISTLETOE ABOVE YOU
AND FLOUR UPON YOUR NOSE.

CHRISTMAS IS A TIME FOR SPRINKLING
SPICE AND SPARKLE AND JOY.
SIMMER 'TIL IT'S WARM AND SINCERE.
IT'S A YEARLY MIRACLE
THAT EV'RYONE UNDERSTANDS,
FOR IT'S MADE WITH LOVE
AND YOUR OWN TWO HANDS.


CHRISTMAS IS A HOMEMADE HOLIDAY,
ONE YOU'LL NEVER OUTGROW.
FUNNY, HOW A PILE OF COTTON BALLS
TURNS INTO SNOW.

KIDS IN TINSEL HALOS
GIVE A MANGER PLAY.
AND MOM BELIEVES HER RASCALS
ARE ANGELS FOR A DAY.

CHRISTMAS IS A TIME FOR TWINKLING
LIGHTS AND STARTLING SIGHTS.
DRIVEWAYS GLOW WITH WISE MEN AND DEER.
IT'S A YEARLY MIRACLE
THAT EV'RYONE UNDERSTANDS
FOR IT'S MADE WITH LOVE
AND YOUR OWN TWO HANDS.

 

copyright Ned Ginsburg and Annie Dinerman all rights reserved