Christmas Carol Cage Match: Who has the merriest “Little Christmas,” Judy Garland or Frank Sinatra?
Every December, there seems to be only a handful of holiday songs, but a multitude of versions of each. This year, we’re throwing down in a Christmas Carol Cage Match to decide the definitive version of some of the most common seasonal cuts. Two of our writers will make a case for either side, but we’re leaving it up to you to decide the winner in our online poll. Check Twitter tomorrow for the results.
The carol: “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
Contender: Judy Garland
Forget, for a moment, the fact that dear Miss Judy gave birth to this song, in the film Meet Me In St. Louis, back in 1944. Forget the context of a deeply sad Christmas, when her family is set to move to New York and leave behind their home, with Garland singing in a melancholic effort to cheer up a despondent young …