Every year, I do some Christmas art with my originals. Usually, it's 1 major work I introduce before Christmas, but this year, I decided to do *THREE* This is the second of 3. The theme this year is song related. I chose these song titles that best fit my characters personalities. If you missed "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth", check that one out first.
Today, we feature Princess, a friend of Maddie's big sister Margaret, who really doesn't star in anything...yet. (She does have a cameo in both "Maddie Mckensize" books however) representing the song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".
The song was released in 1944 for the movie "Meet Me in St. Louis", performed by Judy Garland. Considering the context of the movie, this song in it's original form is kind of a downer. In 1956, Frank Sinatra performed this song for his album "A Jolly Christmas". Some lyrics of the song were changed to be more positive and upbeat. For example, the original lyrics "Until then we'll have to muddle through somehow" was changed to "Hang a shining star upon the highest bough."
In 2007, the song was ranked as the 3rd most popular performed song by ASCAP in the last 5 years.
Here is the original version from the movie. What a meltdown at the end. :(
And here is the version made famous by Frank Sinatra.
Sources: Wikipedia, Youtube and Spotify.