This touching, timeless song always tugs at the heartstrings and for some of us maybe even brings a tear to the eye. The lyrics are so full of loving sentiment and aching loss as we recall with sorrow the shocking toll of the bright young lives lost during World War II.
The legend that is Judy Garland brings to life in this tender song the eternal message of hope that we will be reunited with our loved ones.
For the troops so far away and the families left behind, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was one of the most beloved Christmas tunes ever written. It will forever remain a haunting tribute to those loved ones who cannot be with us when we gather together at Christmas time.
The song was released for the MGM musical “Meet Me In St. Louis” in 1955, starring Judy Garland. No-one could ever sing it better than Garland, with the tenderness of her glorious voice wrapped smoothly around those sentimental lyrics it remains even today one of the all-time favorite Christmas songs ever written.
Treat yourself to a sentimental trip down memory lane at this special time of year with this wonderful performance of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by the legend herself on the video clip.
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