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Listen to Alan Jackson’s Christmas Classic While Decorating…and Repeat

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“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane and originally introduced to the world through the musical “Meet Me in St. Louis.” Judy Garland sang every note in 1944 as if a beautiful music box had just been wound and the very tune was about to tickle your tear ducts. It’s an emotional number for the time that it was composed, and remains today a veritable Christmas classic.

In terms of artists and genres through which the song has since been recorded and released, one, in particular, has lent the song his own musical class and charm, again making it almost a heartstopper for those in the throes of an emotional moment. Ever a country gentleman, Alan Jackson originally recorded “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” for his 2002 “Let It Be Christmas” CD release. But, to see it performed live is a wonderful holiday treat, to say the least.

Shared on The Spot of Entertainment’s YouTube channel, Jackson’s performance of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” on the CMA Country Christmas 2017 special was a highlight of the evening for fans of the industry as well as the singer. A mainstay in country music, Jackson’s rendition of the charming Christmas classic gifted it with the sophistication the song deserves. If Garland were still alive to witness the performance, it’s quite possible Jackson would have evoked a damp eye from the elegant songstress herself. Either way, if it’s not already in your holiday playlists, consider adding it. It’s not hard to listen to this country version while you’re trimming your Texas Christmas tree, imagining you’re in the arms of a loved one, slowly dancing by the living room fireplace. Then just hit repeat and do it all over again, until all your decorating is done!

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