This is another edition of Friday Dance Party on Acorns On Glen. It’s the time where we give thanks for making it through another week and for being alive and present here on Earth. How do we celebrate another week of living? We dance. So, are you alive this Friday? Are you and your family safe and sound? Take a few seconds now to be in the moment and realize what a great life you truly have. Did you give thanks for that?
Good, now let’s dance.
It’s official…we are most definitely in the holiday season. Besides coconut pyramids and cranberry-pistachio biscotti, Christmas carols are always needed to get me into peak Christmas spirit. So given we are a little over a week away from Christmas, I thought it was only appropriate to pull out one of my favorites. There is none better to me than Judy Garland singing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” from the 1944 movie “Meet Me In St. Louis”. I love this song on so many different levels. First off, Judy Garland can sing this song with a voice so clear and sweet how can you help not loving it. The way it was shot is also fantastic. Every time I watch this clip, I feel like I am sitting there in that cold room with them looking out over the snow in the yard. The lyrics about friends and family are great. Isn’t that really what the holidays are all about? I also love the back story on the movie. Judy Garland was 21 when she was filming the movie and it was the movie that successfully transitioned her from child star to an adult superstar. The movie was also directed by Vincente Minnelli, who fell in love with Judy Garland during the filming and eventually became her husband. From there, I’m sure you all know that this union produced a daughter, Liza Minnelli. Margaret O’Brien, who is the little girl in this clip, won an Oscar for her work in this great movie. The song is also special to me even more than it has been in years past. It’s because this year I won’t be with my parents and brother for Christmas day, so the lyrics really hit home because I think this is only the second time in my life I have not been with them.
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
So join me in getting into the spirit of Christmas and listen to this little carol. Turn your speakers up and I assure you that when the song is over you will be a little more in the mood for this holiday. I hope you like it as much as I do. What is your favorite Christmas carol of all time?