The classic Christmas carol “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was written in 1944, a year darkened by the tragedies of WWII. Featured in the film “Meet Me in St. Louis,” the song quickly became a holiday anthem of hope. BYU Noteworthy recently released a beautiful a cappella take on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” on YouTube to accompany their latest album. “Though the names and faces change through the years, that beautiful Noteworthy ‘sound’ and ‘vibe’ shine through with lovely clarity,” says a commenter on YouTube.
Though the world has different troubles than it did in 1944, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” still brings encouragement to the downtrodden. “Thank you for making my Christmas much better thus far,” another commenter says. “You all sound so nice. First time away from my kids for Christmas and it tears me up. I have you all [on] in the background. Thank you again.”
“I think what makes creating a music video so special is no matter how long of a day it may be or how many times we have to retake certain shots, at the end of the day, it’s just so rewarding,” reflects Randi Sanofsky, a member of Noteworthy. “We have the opportunity to bring joy and light into other people’s lives through music, and that’s such an amazing experience to be part of.”
Watch Noteworthy’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” here.