December 13, 2011

Blog Caroling: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Christmas carols are a lot like potato chips: it’s hard to stop at just one. I gravitate toward different songs depending on my mood. Upbeat and festive for shopping, decorating the house, and running errands. Reflective and traditional for reading, wrapping gifts late at night, and writing cards. So choosing a favorite song for Footnote Maven’s Blog Caroling sing-a-long wasn’t easy. But in the end I settled on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” written by George Michael and immortalized by Judy Garland in the film Meet Me in St. Louis.

This instrumental version, performed by Kenny G, features a heartwarming video with clips from several Christmas movie classics. It’s a real treat.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on, our troubles will be miles away

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
So hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

But if you’re in the mood for something completely different, here’s a second offering guaranteed to energize your day: "The Christmas Can-Can," written and performed by  Straight No Chaser. It's just plain fun. Enjoy!


  1. Great post! I've always loved the old movie "Meet Me in St. Louis"!!

  2. Ahhhh...Straight No Chaser--definitely a talented group! That song speaks to the frazzled among the Spirits of Christmas Present.

  3. Great post! I just loved the Straight No Chaser song. Thanks

  4. I used to "Watch Meet Me In St. Louis" with my mom years ago... must do it again. Thanks for the nudge. :)


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