[Advent Calendar 2013] Judy Garland - "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
Judy Garland, singing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". Like many other songs now considered Christmas classics, this piece originated in a Technicolor musical -- this one was called Meet Me In St. Louis. The lyrics as sung today have been slightly altered from the original; the scene, in the context of the movie, is actually a melancholy piece, trying to make the best of what the family thinks will be a sudden uprooting and move to New York City. A few lines that didn't make it into the movie were even more bittersweet, about soldiers who might -- or might not -- return home from the war.