film: meet me in st. louis

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Judy Garland
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Judy Garland’s first radio performance of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”  with accompaniment by Paul Whiteman & his orchestra, 1944

Someday soon we all will be together
If the Fate’s allow…
Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now


“Judy was wonderful to work with. She was like a big sister. I remember that just before filming started, I lost my two front teeth, and the dentist put in false ones. During the cake walk scene I was singing, and those two teeth popped out and flew across the room and hit Vincente Minnelli in the head. Well, everyone began to roar with laughter, and it embarrassed me, and I began to cry. Judy took me in her arms and comforted me, explaining that they were not laughing at me. I appreciated that. I think that was a happy time for Judy. It was during ["Meet Me In St. Louis”] that she fell in love with Vincente Minnelli.“ -Margaret O'Brien on Judy Garland