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By host on 12/23/2010 12:00 AM
  Judy Garland introduced this classic in the 1944 MGM musical "Meet Me in St. Louis". As is so often the case, the original is the best, not just for the recording but for the lyrics. 1944 wasn't the happiest of times -- victory in WWII was hardly a foregone conclusion and the depression was still in recent memory. So it's only appropriate that the song's lyrics include the line: 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. Isn't that much better than "Hang a shining star upon the highest bough"? Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight. ...

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