So, as the big day draws closer, my time for writing posts has shrunk just a little bit. However, I still wanted to make sure I got today’s post up while it’s still today, and since I live on the west coast, I can get away with that.
Today’s song has been a favorite of mine since I was a little kid. That’s one reason it ranks so high on the list. And, you’re probably going to laugh when you realize why it’s a favorite of mine, but the reason is – the Muppets. Yup.
There was this record we had growing up, “A Christmas Together” by John Denver and The Muppets. It had some fun songs on there, and some great Christmas songs as well. Of course there were a couple of John Denver songs, but there was this version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” It was a duet between John and Ralph. And since I was a piano kid, I loved the song.
It was a family favorite too. My dad (A much better musician than I will ever be) transcribed the music for my brother, and he learned how to play it. My dad and my brother actually sang the duet as a part of one of our Christmas programs at our church.
This song is another song that was written during that warm year of 1944. I’m tellin’ ya, there was something magic about that year. There must have been some kind of explosion that got reindeer dust in up in the atmosphere. Once it was in the atmosphere is must have spread around the globe, getting everyone in the Christmas Spirit. Or it could just be that in the midst of such dark times as D-Day and other horrors of WWII, people needed to escape from reality and dream about Christmas.
So, as you begin the last couple days of this Christmas season, why don’t you take a listen to this fun version of this wonderful Christmas Song!