Monday, December 21, 2009

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas



Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is my all time favorite Christmas song. Hugh Martin wrote the song for Judy Garland to sing in the movie Meet Me in St. Louis. Over 500 artists have recorded the song and it's one of the most played holiday songs in history.

The above dress is the one Judy Garland wore in the film while singing the song. The dress is part of a collection owned by my good friend Michael Siewert.

Below are other Judy Garland costumes. These were on display during the Judy Garland Festival this year. The Meet Me in St. Louis dress is one of my favorites.



A photo of me and Michael during this year's festival.



Judy singing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas . . .



33 comments:

Eric Arvin said...

That's my favorite Christmas song too!

Bobbie's Babbles said...

I forgot she was so tiny. I went to the constitution center here in Phila to see the dresses and "stuff" of the first ladies. Jackie O was soooo tiny. Actually, so was Princess Di. I couldn't believe it. And you could really see the craftsmanship in the clothing and jewelery.

Bob said...

Love Judy.
Love that song.

Jill said...

I love the first white one on the right!

Stan said...

This is the best version of this song sung by Judy IMHO.

StevieB said...

Gayest Christmas blog post ever!
Not that I squealed when I saw Judy or anything.

HalfCrazy said...

Hmm, I love classic movies so I'm gonna have to get me a shot of Meet Me In St.Louis. And it's a Musical, I love musicals!

Judy Garland is so beautiful in that video! Damn, wish they make more beauties like her!

Doug Goff said...

I'm sure you must know, how much does one of Judy's old dresses sell for?

Writer said...

Merry Christmas, Michael. I wish I could give you an Xmas kiss. :D

MJ said...

I was singing this yesterday!

With special emphasis, of course on the line...

"Make the Yuletide gay"

LENORENEVERMORE said...

such a classic, amazing to find out abt 500 different artists!
"Have yourself a fabulous Christmas darling..."
xo as always~

Renee said...

I love this song to Michael.

Now have yourself a merry little christmas day.

xoxoxox

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Love that song too and love Judy Garland! My favorite movie with her was Easter Parade... I watch it every year in the Spring.

Steven Anthony said...

great movie, beutiful dress, fantastic song, memorable lady!

Wonder Man said...

cute post and you & Michael are so cute

ayem8y said...

Yes, yes I love the song too but that dress, that dress would look divine on me at this years Christmas office party…do you suppose he would let me rent it for an hour or two…

Christiejolu said...

Great song. I came over from Wanna Be Virginias blog to check you out...I mean your blog. LOL!

Jan said...

Fab song !
Great lyrics.
Great photo of you !
xxx

corvedacosta said...

cute designs

Ray's Cowboy said...

I like that song. Michael, you are looking HOT.
WOOF
Ray

J@v@JuNKo said...

interesting, i didn't know that! I'm not to familiar with the Judy info other than she was in Wizard of Oz... "learn something every day" as they say...GREAT pic of you all smiles :)

John said...

You guys are so handsome! Now what was this post about?

Dean Grey said...

Thanks for sharing this, Michael!

Is it wrong of me to think about trying it on?

Have a Merry Christmas!! (^_^)

-Dean

Lance said...

I've always liked Judy's recording of this song the most. I had no idea the song was written for her to sing. No wonder it sounds so good with her singing it!

Happy Christmas Michael!

Lance

jason said...

my favorite christmas song too!
You look great in the picture....I have that very shirt by the way. :)

madtexter (corey james) said...

That's bliss. I didn't know that's where the song originated from. (I guess I AM a friend of Judy)

LORDPATRICK said...

Love your photo!

Love all the Christmas songs and carols!

Our church choir is doing part of "THE MESSIAH" this Christmas!

Recently went to Hayden's "CREATION".
It was really great.

Love you Michael,

Patrick

Allen said...

That is one of the songs that they play at work. Love the song, just did not know the history behind it. Thanks Michael!

Kyle said...

Love Judy.
Love the song.
Love the movie.
Love the dress.
Could I be any more gay? Thanks for lightening the day Michael.:)

Christopher said...

One of my fave Xmas songs of all time!

Gropius said...

Gorgeous photo of you guys. And that dress...Um if I owned it, I would wear it every single day. To work. To sleep in. It would never come off.

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

Merry Christmas Michael!!! Have a great day! :)

Damien Oz said...

Is that your partner?

If it is - hubba hubba and my apologies for hitting on you LOL