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December 18, 2009

Christmas Song Roundup: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

Holiday Music

My father recently proclaimed that this was his favorite Christmas song. Who knew? Certainly not any of us! So this one is for him. The classic version, of course, is Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis:

But this, of course, is the version I grew up with, from the incomparable Christmas Eve on Sesame Street:

And, of course, Kermit and Miss Piggy sing it in the much-overlooked but classic Muppet Family Christmas. I couldn't find it on its own, but it starts about 1:50 into this clip:

This won't embed, but it's Frank Sinatra singing, set to scenes from Love, Actually.

And let's end with a little Ella:

Posted by Kat at December 18, 2009 07:37 AM

Thank you, Kate!

Your Christmas postings are terrific.

Here's a research possibility for you: I think there's a WWII movie that has a scene of a GI being executed for desertion - firing squad in the snow - and the soundtrack is Sinatra singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." (I know this is twisted, but you know me.)

Posted by: Dad at December 18, 2009 08:12 AM
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