"Brightly Shining" is a song from "A Very Spritely Holiday", an episode of Johnny and the Sprites. It is performed by John Tartaglia as Johnny, Heather Asch as Root, Leslie Carrara as Ginger, Tim Lagasse as Basil, and Carmen Osbahr as Lily. It is about holiday and Christmas traditions, including the sprites joining in the tradition of holiday giving. The song was composed and written by Stephen Schwartz. The song is performed in two parts, one toward the beginning of the episode and then a reprise at the end.


Yearly, I climb a shaky ladder
Nearly collapsing in a heap
I'm scaling these heights again
And nailing these lights again
My house has a tradition
I want for it to keep

Brightly shining, shining brightly
Such a fine and festive sight
Gleaming here all twinkle-lighty
Warming up the winter night
Warming up the winter night

Ha ha ha. Aw, guys. This is gonna be the best present ever.

Choosing the brightest shells and berries

Using the reddest vines for string

We're searching and skittering

Basil and Root:
To find stuff that's glittering

To make the very prettiest present we could bring

Brightly shining, shining brightly
Leaves and flowers everywhere
Sprites must give a gift that's spritely
One that shows how much we care.

I will treasure this perfect present forever
It's the very best anyone could deliver
'Cause what really counts
Is not what's inside the gift
It's what's inside the giver

Johnny and the Sprites:
Brightly shining, decorating
Gold and silver, red and green

And tonight we're celebrating

Johnny and the Sprites:
What those shining colors mean

Brightly shining, shining brightly
Gifts that are a token of
What we feel not just one-nightly
Our friendship, our love
Let us share them day and nightly
Our friendship, our love.

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Johnny and the SpritesMusic album
Johnny • Tina • Gwen • Ginger • Basil • Lily • Root • Sage • Seymour • Fuzzies
Shorts: "Who's on First?" • "Laugh, Basil, Laugh" • "Leave a Little Lettuce" • "Yes You Can!" • "Waiting for the Stars"

Season One: "Turbo-Car Johnny" • "Ginger's Antenna Dilemma" • "Root's Dadoots" • "The Rare Nospotalotacus" • "Johnny's Sister Tina" • "Spritesgiving!" • "The Sprites and the What?!" • "Doctor Basil" • "Ginger Listens" • "Aloha Johnny" • "Seymour's Guest" • "Root of Passage" • "The Sprites Sleepover" • "Seymour the Sleuth" • "Spring Tuning" • "Where's the Water, Lily?" • "Ginger and the Shell" • "Fuzzies' Day Off" • "Basil's Band" • "The Sprites Rule" • "Ginger's Grounded" • "Baby Johnny" • "Laugh Sprites, Laugh" • "Hola Lily" • "Very Spritely Holiday" • "Sprites Snow Day"
Season Two: "Gwen Meets the Sprites" • "A Biddow for Root" • "The Bridge Troll" • "This is Your Life, Johnny!" • "Johnny the Mud Troll" • "Helpful Basil" • "Johnny and the Love Bug" • "The Twenty-Foot Root" • "The Sprites Plan a Party" • "Basil and the Magic Watermelon" • "Root and the Tickle Troll" • "Ginger Goes for the Glory" • "Lily's Hair" • "Ginger and the Cloud" • "A Johnny for Everyone" • "Lily and the Frog Princess" • "Johnny's Not Invited" • "Basil and the Beanstalk" • "The Sprites Save Grotto's Grove" • "Seymour's New Home" • "Johnny and the Sprites Shrink" • "Johnny's Gotta Dance" • "Johnny's Troll Trouble" • "Basil the Dogsitter" • "Johnny Helps Mother Nature" • "The Sprites Grow a Rainbow"

Series: Johnny and the Sprites Theme SongHeads Up

Shorts: One Good TurnMake Someone LaughLeave a Little LettuceThe Things You Can DoWaiting for the Stars
Season One: I Just Can't Get EnoughMuddle in the PuddleThere's Nobody Quite Like YouWhat a Surprise! • Nospotalotacus • It All Adds Up to My Sister • A Fungus Among Us • How it WorksAll You Have to Do is Ask • Stop and Listen • Aloha • Git Along Little SpritesThrough the PortalFeelin' "Grove"-y • Seymour the Sleuth • Time to Wake Up • Reason and Rhyme • The Hardest Thing to Do • Fuzzies' Frug • That's What Friends DoRules are Made for a Reason • No Spoffle • Sleepytime Lullaby • It's a Funny Thing • So Many Ways to Say "Hello"Brightly ShiningTil You Try Out Something New
Season Two: A New FriendNot My BiddowA Good SongGive It a TryBad Day to Be a Mud TrollI Believe in You, Basil • You Make My Heart Go 'Hop' • The Right SizeIt's Party Time • Never Give Up! • The Tickle Troll • I Can Do It! • A Brand New 'Do • Playing in the Air! • Play With MeI Wanna Be MeWelcome to Grotto's Grove • My Lucky Day • Everything Must Go • Home Sweet Home Sweet Home • A Giant World • Dancin' Feet • Follow Me • I Will Find You • Clean and Green! • All Because of You and Me

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