I’ve never listened to ” Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” the same way since seeing Meet Me in St. Louis with Judy Garland. It’s her song, through and through. No remake will ever reach it. [Sniffling now just thinking about it…] Fellow classic film blogger, The Blonde at the Film, offers a great post here about this delightful musical along with clips. It’s the film that also brought Garland and Vincente Minnelli together. Enjoy…

The Blonde at the Film

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This isn’t exactly a Christmas movie, but Christmas does make a spectacular appearance when Judy Garland debuts the now-classic Christmas song, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” so it counts.

It’s a beautiful Technicolor musical directed by Vincente Minnelli. This was his first Technicolor film, and his first big movie. It showcases his incredible talents and stylistic flair, and it’s no surprise that he’s now known as one of the most amazing directors of the studio era.

This movie is based on a series of short stories written by Sally Benson and published in the New Yorker in 1941-1942.  They were called “5135 Kensington Avenue” and were based on Benson’s childhood in St. Louis, Missouri in the early 1900s.  She originally published eight stories, but when they proved popular she wrote four more and published all twelve in…

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