Christina Aguilera singing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas live.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Lyrics
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on, liv
Our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
Our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years we all will be together
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

 

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is a song introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis.

The song as originally written was deemed to be too somber and songwriter Hugh Martin initially resisted changes. Eventually, however, he changed some of the lyrics to make the song more upbeat. For instance, the lines “It may be your last / Next year we may all be living in the past” became “Let your heart be light / Next year all our troubles will be out of sight“.