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It's An Old-Fashioned Christmas

From the Michael Andrew album Merry, Merry, Merry
Words and music by Michael Andrew Itzoe

About

This one probably has the most bazaar story behind it. Back in college, I took a marketing course. As part of the class, there was a group project where we had to develop a marketing campaign for a product of our choice, real or imagined. We chose Coca-Cola, and being the end of the fall semester, we decided to tie Coca-Cola into the Christmas season. So of course I agreed to write the jingle. This was the first (and only) time I'd written a song not only under a deadline, but with a specific theme and title ("It's A Coca-Cola Christmas"). I liked the jingle too much not to keep it, so I shortly after "genericized" it, and here it is today. (By the way, we got an A on our campaign.)

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Lyrics

Snow is falling to the ground
It's an old-fashioned Christmas
Friends and family gather round
It's an old-fashioned Christmas
Presents under the tree
It's an old-fashioned Christmas

It's the best time of the year
It's an old-fashioned Christmas
Santa Claus will soon be here
It's an old-fashioned Christmas
Hang a stocking for me
It's an old-fashioned Christmas

Come and take a walk with me
In this winter wonderland
Come and share this holiday
It's Christmas time again

Light the candles, ring the bells
It's an old-fashioned Christmas
Season's greetings, we wish you well
It's an old-fashioned Christmas
Raise your glass to old times
It's an old-fashioned Christmas

Drink a toast to auld lang syne
It's an old-fashioned Christmas
It's an old-fashioned Christmas