Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

I was listening to Ella sing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” while messing around the house last week.  The words of the lyrics jumped out at me, probably because I’ve been thinking about so many ancestors and relatives that I hope one day to see.  It’s the lyric that goes:

“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.”

The song was written in 1944 for the movie “Meet Me In Saint Louis”.  It was war time.  The following video was produced by the ND National Guard which shares a bit about the hard times and circumstances in which this song became known and why it became a hit.

Below is a clip of Judy Garland singing the song from the movie:

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