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Song of the Day #2079

Song of the Day: Merry Christmas, words and music by Fred Spielman and Janice Torre, made its debut in the 1949 musical, “In the Good Old Summertime“, sung by Judy Garland. This film was a musical adaptation of “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940), and both films were shown back-to-back last night on Turner Classic Movies. The plot was also adapted in the 1998 film, “You’ve Got Mail“. But in a song that features the lyrics: “Dream about your hearts desire, Christmas Eve when you retire, Santa Claus will stop and I know he’ll drop, Exactly what you wanted from your chimney top”, I couldn’t help but feature it today! Make sure you’re tracking Santa on NORAD! Check out the original Garland rendition, as well as renditions by Johnny Mathis and Bette Midler [YouTube links].