1 Song, 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This classic holiday tune has been warming hearts since 1944, when it was written for Judy Garland to perform in Meet Me in St. Louis. Cat Power imbues the cozy song with a unique blend of mystery and pathos, especially while accompanied by an unfettered piano arrangement—as featured on Apple’s 2013 holiday ad. It’s the perfect song to bring a heightened sense of meaning and beauty to the season.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This classic holiday tune has been warming hearts since 1944, when it was written for Judy Garland to perform in Meet Me in St. Louis. Cat Power imbues the cozy song with a unique blend of mystery and pathos, especially while accompanied by an unfettered piano arrangement—as featured on Apple’s 2013 holiday ad. It’s the perfect song to bring a heightened sense of meaning and beauty to the season.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Donzzo ,

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

As a collector of Christmas Music (there are a lot of us), I have about 50 versions of this song (it's the way various artists interpret the standards that makes Christmas music so much fun)....and this one is moving right up to the top of the list. It's the ability to re-imagine the song, giving it additional depth and even some sadness, along with the beauty of her voice that makes Cat Power's version so compelling. There's another interesting element: this song is the background to the new Apple commercial and so it has benefited immensely from massive national exposure. Good for her. Good for them. Good for us. And..for the price...you have to have this song.

Rollercoasterfan ,

Apple commercial

Apple's Christmas commercial brought me here ❤️ Beautiful version

thecarsonclay ,

Techno-cry

Cat Power has always been a wonderful creator of musical high art. This version is mysteriously loving. It captures a classic sense of emotion while embracing the 20-teens passion-revival style. Truly a special rendition.

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