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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Kylie Christmas
Song by Kylie Minogue
From the album Kylie Christmas
Released 13 November 2015 (2015-11-13)
Recorded 2015
Genre Christmas
Length 3:22
Label Parlophone
Writer(s)
  • Hugh Martin
  • Ralph Blane
Producer(s) Steve Anderson
Kylie Christmas track listing
"Christmas Isn't Christmas 'Til You Get Here"
(17)
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
(18)
"Oh Santa"
(19)

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is a song written in 1943 by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, and first presented in 1944 by Judy Garland in the film Meet Me in St. Louis.

Kylie Minogue recorded a cover of the song for her first holiday album Kylie Christmas (2015).

Background and composition

After wrapping up her Summer 2015 tour, Kylie went into the studio in the latter half of the year to record songs for what became her first holiday album, Kylie Christmas, which was released in November 2015. The song has been ranked the third most performed Christmas song.

Kylie's version of the song was produced by Steve Anderson, who produced almost every song on the album; it runs for three minutes and twenty two seconds, and is written in the key of F# major, set at a tempo of 85 beats per minute.

Release

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" appeared as the final song on the main album released in 2015, whilst it became the eighteenth track on the re-issue of the album, subtitled the Snow Queen Edition, released in 2016.

Live performances

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" was originally meant to be performed in the second section of the 2015 show of Kylie's Christmas concert series, but was pulled before the show.

Lyrics

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
Next year all our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
Next year all our troubles will be miles away

Once again as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Will be near to us once more
Someday soon we all will be together
If the fates allow
Until then we'll have to muddle through somehow
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now

Merry Christmas!

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