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"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is a Christmas song introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis. Frank Sinatra later recorded a version with modified lyrics, which has become more common than the original. It was credited to composer Hugh Martin and lyricist Ralph Blane, although during a December 21, 2006 NPR interview, Martin said that Blane had encouraged him to write it but had not had anything more to do with doing so. In 2007, ASCAP ranked it the third most performed Christmas song written by ASCAP members of the past five years.

Lyrics[]

Judy Garland[]

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
Next year on our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
Next year on our troubles will be miles away

Once again as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Will be near to us once more

Someday soon we all will be together
If the fates allow
Until then we'll have to muddle through somehow
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now

Frank Sinatra/The Carpenters[]

Christmas future is far away
Christmas past is past
Christmas present is here today
Bringing joy that will last

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

Appearances in Christmas specials[]

HaveYourselfAMerryLitteChristmas in MuppetFamilyChristmas

Kermit and Miss Piggy sing the song in A Muppet Family Christmas.

Album releases[]

Album Year Notes
Christmas with the Chipmunks, Vol. 2 1963
Merry Christmas from Sesame Street 1975 Ernie and Bert
A Christmas Together 1979 Rowlf the Dog and John Denver
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street 1981
Christmas on Sesame Street 1986 Ernie and Bert
Home Alone Christmas 1993 As heard on Home Alone
A Sesame Street Christmas 1995
A Flintstones Motown Christmas 1999 The Jackson 5
The Chipmunks' Greatest Christmas Hits 1999 Alvin and the Chipmunks
A Rosie Christmas 1999 Billy Joel
Jingle Jangle Jingle with Hi-5 2004 Hi-5
Disney's Merry Little Christmas 2006
A Green and Red Christmas Kermit the Frog
Disney Channel Holiday 2007 The Cheetah Girls
The Archies Christmas Album featuring Betty & Veronica 2008
Songs to Celebrate 25 Days of Christmas 2009 Ella Fitzgerald and the Frank DeVol Orchestra
Mickey's Magical Holiday 2011 2011
Chipmunks Christmas 2012
Glee: The Music, the Christmas Album Volume 3 New Directions, Puck, and Kurt
Pentatonix: "That's Christmas to Me" (Deluxe) 2015 Pentatonix
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