Kenny Loggins didn't set out to write a holiday song - it was his producer Phil Ramone, who persuaded him to pen lyrics about missing home during the festive period. "I wrote it in the Christmas season. I was in New York and I wanted to go home," he told ABC Audio. "I thought the phrase 'Celebrate Me Home' was a filler phrase, the way the classic story of [Paul] McCartney saying 'Scrambled Eggs' really became 'Yesterday
"And so I thought 'Celebrate Me Home' was just something that I'd replace," Loggins continued. "And then when I played it for Phil Ramone, he said, 'No, that's the phrase!' And so I went upstairs and wrote it based on being homesick."