Every day in my neighborhood there’s more lights and decorations up. On facebook I’m noticing people counting down the days till Christmas. I’m so excited! It’s day 2 of my “12 days of Christmas” so I wanted to share with you one of my favorite stories and it has to do with the song “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.
I took ballet my whole life growing up. I always enjoyed the sport and art form. One Christmas when I was about twelve we took part in a Christmas parade/celebration in the town where I lived. My ballet class went and danced inside of a bank but there was someone special there. Ralph Blane. He was one of the writers of the now Christmas classic “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and he was from Broken Arrow, OK (right outside of Tulsa) where I lived. I’ve always remembered that night. I got to dance for the songwriter of one of the most famous songs of all time. I think as I grew in music more and more. As I became a songwriter myself that night has meant something very special to me. I’ve always loved the song and always wanted to make my own version of it. In planning for the CD it was immediately on my list and I’m so glad that I got to present it in a new and different way. l sped it up and made it full of joy. It’s a celebration song and one of my favorites.
I encourage you to check out the facts on Wikipedia about “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and the author Ralph Blane. What an amazing story of a different era and the changes, twists and turns the song took along the way to become what it is now.
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Happy Wednesday everyone….talk to you tomorrow for day 3!