Poetry Advent Calendar: 19th December

Although I love classics like Wham’s Last Christmas and Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin’ Stevens, without a doubt my favourite Christmas song is Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas when sung by Frank Sinatra. The lyrics are quite poetic I think; and the refrain ‘have yourself a merry little Christmas’ is powerful in its simplicity.


What’s your favourite Christmas song?



Have yourself a merry little Christmas,

Let your heart be light.

From now on,

Our troubles will be out of sight.


Have yourself a merry little Christmas,

Make the Yule-tide gay.

From now on, 

Our troubles will be miles away.


Here we are as in olden days,

Happy golden days of yore.

Faithful friends who are dear to us

Gather near to us once more.


Through the years 

We all will be together,

If the Fates allow.

Hang a shining star upon the highest bough,

And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

Ralph Blane


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