Song of the Day #2,706: ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ – Frank Sinatra

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I’m taking a little Christmas break this week while I prepare the countdown of my favorite 2015 songs.

To get everybody in the holiday spirit, I’ll post five renditions of my favorite Christmas song, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,’ starting with Old Blue Eyes.

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Song of the Day #2,498: ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ – Judy Garland

meet_me_st_louis_have_yourselfHere’s another song I didn’t realize originated in a film.

Some memorable Christmas songs first appeared in movies. Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ is perhaps the best-known example. The Rudolph TV special, while not technically a movie (and not eligible for Academy consideration, certainly) gave us ‘Silver and Gold,’ ‘The Most Wonderful Day of the Year’ and ‘A Holly Jolly Christmas.’

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