I’m jealous that Vaguely Urban came up with the Holiday Music Rant. Her insight into the dark side of music played on KOST 103.5 during the holiday season keeps me laughing and aghast.
I’ll add an interesting piece of Christmas song trivia to her thoughts.
It seems that some lyrics of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” were
changed very soon after the song was written. As originally written, it contained verses such as, “Have yourself a merry little Christmas, it may be your last” and “Faithful friends who were dear to us, will be near to us no more.” At Judy Garland’s suggestion, it was “lightened” to be cheerier and now lets us sing, “Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light” and “Faithful friends who were dear to us, will be near to us once more.”
© Laura Genao 2006