Friday, December 20, 2013

Countdown to Christmas: Favorite Christmas Songs #8 & 7

Song #8-Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas(Various)




"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is a song introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me In St LouisFrank Sinatra later recorded a version with modified lyrics, which has become more common than the original. The song was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. In 2007, ASCAP ranked "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" the third most performed Christmas song during the preceding five years that had been written by ASCAP members.



Song # 7-Fairytale of New York-The Pogues featuring Kirsty Macoll.



Fairytale of New York" is a Christmas song by the Celtic punk group The Pogues, released in 1987 and featuring singer Kirsty MacColl. The song is an Irish folk style ballad, written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan, and featured on The Pogues' album IIf I Should Fall From Grace With God.
 The song features string arrangements by Fiachra Trench. It has been cited as the best Christmas song of all time in various television, radio and magazine related polls in the UK and Ireland.

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Anthony Nadeau