As I mentioned before, Judy Garland was first introduced to me as a misplaced little girl from Kansas, but my affection for her grew as I watched other films like Harvey Girls, Easter Parade, and Meet Me in St. Louis.
Her smile sparkles and her voice is unmistakable, and this ornament is one of my all time favorites. As soon as I pop the batteries in each year, I press the button on back and my heart swells as Judy gently sings Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. It always gives me all the feels and chills if I listen to it late at night by nothing but the light of the Christmas tree it’s nestled in.
Hearing Judy sing those well known words always reminds me to be thankful that, no matter what the previous year had held, I can gather at Christmas with the ones I love and hold them close.
“Through the years we all will be together,
If the fates allow.
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough,
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now…”
With love, Mal