Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Next Year, All Our Troubles Will Be Miles Away"

I think the best way - - the only way, really - - to begin or even make it through the holiday is to listen to the original lyrics for Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas as sung by Judy Garland.

The differences in the lyric are subtle, but speak volumes about the bittersweet feelings that the holidays seem to bring. Unlike what most people think, the song isn't joyous, it's more along the lines of, "Just get through it." 

Just hold on till the time when we all, hopefully, get to be with our loved ones once again. The ones we remember so vividly from Christmases past. Just have a little Christmas. That's all. That's something that we can do no matter what. A little Christmas.

Happy Holidays!

8 comments:

Kevin said...

Merry Christmas, Stephen.

RAD said...

Just popped in to say MARY X MAS to you Stephen! Hope its super SWELL!! xoxo

roborange said...

Merry Christmas, Stephen.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Just stopped by to wish you a Merry Christmas Stephen.

-Rick

Ian said...

This is a lovely song. Have a Merry Christmas, Stephen.

Scooter said...

Stephen...Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Joie Mayfield said...

What a very sweet post! :) Merry Christmas, my fellow Tennesseean.

heat said...

Judy's version always brings me to tears, and I'm a butchie