And so I’m offering this simple phrase, to kids from one to ninety-two. Although it’s been said many times, many ways…
Merry Christmas to you.
Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping at your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like eskimos.
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.
They know that Santa’s on his way –
He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And ev’rymother’s child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.
and so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it’s been said many times,
Many ways: “Merry Christmas to you”

Got to know Benjamin lately at Hackerspace Singapore. He is a pretty good singer and provided lots of entertainment during our Christmas party last friday.
I didn’t know he is a contestant for Singapore Idol 3. I don’t watch Singapore Idol anyway. And he was eliminated pretty early. Which is quite a pity. I think he is a pretty good singer and entertainer. Check out his version of Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Specially requested him to do it infront of my camera.

Pretty good huh? Don’t ask me why he was being eliminated so early.

Been listening to this song on repeat tonight. One of my favorite Christmas song. Most people would have heard of Frank Sinatra’s version. Do you know that this song was first played in the movie “Meet Me in St. Louis” in 1944 by Judy Garland?
The original lyrics was pretty sad. But Judy Garland managed to convince Hugh Martin to change some of the lyrics so that it won’t be so dark. Then in 1957, Frank Sinatra requested Hugh Martin to make the lyrics a little more jolly. And that version became more popular.
Anyway, here is the version by Judy Garland from Meet Me in St. Louis.
Judy Garland – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
Next year all our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the yuletide gay
Next year all our troubles will be miles away
Once again as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who were dear to us
Will be near to us once more
Someday soon we all will be together
If the fates allow
Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now