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Alphaxl 21 Dec 2020 13:33

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Alphaville Moonbase (official)

Dear Friends, what is the secret behind writing Christmas songs?
Well, you should have a few musical skills at least, furthermore a soft spot for kitsch and romanticism and the snakelike intuition of a huckster. Then you might be able to write one great Christmas song. And once you did it you should leave it at that because it can't get any better (or worse?). Those who tried terribly failed, leaving nothing but a trace of horrible and defamatory ditties. In my juvenile cockiness I presume that Alphaville have already written their one and only Christmas song. Hence the only way to make for some diversion is covering some other person's great Christmas song. And that's what we did for this year's holiday season.
It is a song of hope and optimism mixed up with melancholy and nostalgia, perfect for present times. Yes, there had been better times and yes, the times they are a changing, and yes, once this strange year will be done, nothing will be like it was before. But… there's always a light at the end of the tunnel, promise. Cause life goes on and life always wins. And light always wins over darkness. That is what Christmas is all about and that is what we all here love so much about it.
Sincere and heartfelt Christmas greetings from us to you. And let there be light!
Marian Gold, David Goodes, Jakob Kiersch, Carsten Brocker and Alexandra Merl

(Marian Gold, December 19th, 2020)

jetset 21 Dec 2020 14:00

Excellent version! The chorus seems to be sung in duet, I guess Marian "dubbed over" his own voice, great effect. Reminds me a bit the ambiance in Anyway. And nice video too ;)

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 Yule-tide gay
Next year all our troubles
Will be miles away

Once again, as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are 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

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