Archive for December, 2010

Holiday Songs

December 14, 2010

[Excerpted from our newsletter.]

Every songwriter needs a Christmas, or Holiday, song.  If good, they can be very lucrative (i.e. the financial windfall of the main character in All About A Boy, by Nick Hornby– the movie character was played by Hugh Grant.  The royalties from a Holiday song his father wrote supported him very well.)

So I keep thinking about it.  Every time I think I have a Holiday song, it turns into a love song.  So need to start with the lyrics.

My most recent idea is to write for the broken or diverse family situation.  Having had divorced parents, my first thought was, “Daddy Brought His Girlfriend Home for Christmas.”  Sherry thought it should be “boyfriend.”   Oh such fun it is to write.  (Hopefully not as inappropriate as my “She Kissed a Girl” song, which my wife and daughter have banned me from playing.)

I’ll let you know how it goes.