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.
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!