Marina and the Diamonds – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

As part of MTV’s 12 Holidaze Christmas series of videos, Marina and the Diamonds gives us an acoustic cover of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

As for what Marina has to say about her cover of the song:

“I like songs that are kind of melancholy, and the chord progression [on Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas] is kind of melancholic. It captures that sentiment of real Christmas time and what it means to have your family and friends around you, as opposed to it being cheesy or trashy. It’s one of the most traditional songs.”

The song was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane and first introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis. In the film, Garland’s character, Esther, sings the song to cheer up her despondent five-year-old sister, Tootie (Margaret O’Brien).

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