"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.

v - e - d
Johnny and the Sprites logo
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!NospotalotacusIt All Adds Up to My SisterA Fungus Among UsHow it WorksAll You Have to Do is AskStop and ListenAlohaGit Along Little SpritesThrough the PortalFeelin' "Grove"-ySeymour the SleuthTime to Wake UpReason and RhymeThe Hardest Thing to DoFuzzies' FrugThat's What Friends DoRules are Made for a ReasonNo SpoffleSleepytime LullabyIt's a Funny ThingSo 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, BasilYou Make My Heart Go 'Hop'The Right SizeIt's Party TimeNever Give Up!The Tickle TrollI Can Do It!A Brand New 'DoPlaying in the Air!Play With MeI Wanna Be MeWelcome to Grotto's GroveMy Lucky DayEverything Must GoHome Sweet Home Sweet HomeA Giant WorldDancin' FeetFollow MeI Will Find YouClean and Green!All Because of You and Me

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