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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Have Yourself A Goofy Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is really a wee bit depressing. (Not that I don't love Judy Garland or occasionally sing it myself) but it's not really all that joyful. (And in Meet Me in St. Louis, the adorable Tootie, upon reaching the end of the tearjerker, goes out and destroys all the happy snowpeople she made, and her "dead" dolls' graves- um... yeah... I leave that one alone.) But I'm nothing if not a classicist, and I love music, from the tear jerking, soulful, cry in your voice type to, I'm sad right now, but I remember happiness and I'll have it again, to just pure unbridled joy.
So I decided to attempt to rework it. This is likely not a faithful song parody. It is not meant in any which way to take away from the beauty that is Judy Garland and her husky, soulful interpretation.

Have yourself
A goofy little Christmas
Laugh! And laugh some more
From now on

There'll be mischief
And be mayhem

Have yourself a goofy little Christmas
Dry your tears and say

By George, that Eric Brooks has caught teh ghey!
From now on

No apologies need be made

Here we are, 
And there'll be muddling through
So have yourself a goofy little Christmas


We will laugh and dance 

Screw the Fates
We can all make choices
Hang the  shining tinsel 'pon a pretty girl
and have yourself a goofy little Christmas 

Have a lovely Christmas, Advent, Chanukuh, Kwanza, Yule (Solstice) and Eid seasons.
Happy Christmachanukwanzasolsticekuh. And to all, a wish for joy. Sto lat!