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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Is A Lantern, Not A Disco Ball



I like the wistful Christmas songs a lot. I always found Christmas a time for reflection, not just a party. Lots of other people get that vibe, too, it seems. Makes it seem more profound. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, has been recorded a zillion times and featured in a million movies. The original recorded version, sung by Judy Garland in Meet Me In St. Louis is still the best.


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
Hang a shining star
upon the highest bough.

And have yourself
A merry little Christmas now.


Remember -- "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Now" is an imperative.

2 comments:

Red said...

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas as well ;-)

Thud said...

Point taken...you too.