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Sam Smith Asks Us To Have A 'Merry Little Christmas' In The Live Lounge

We will after this performance.

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Earlier this week, we were delighted to watch Ed Sheeran and Anne-Marie cover "Fairytale of New York" in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Now we have yet another amazing holiday performance to enjoy, from Sam Smith. The singer stopped by the Lounge to perform "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and now that we've heard him, we definitely will.

As you may recall, in 2014, Smith released a cover of the song, which originally debuted in the 1944 Judy Garland musical Meet Me in St. Louis and has been performed by a variety of artists in the years since. We think Smith's voice is perfect for the track's melancholy tone.


However, things are made a little less sad thanks to Smith's choice to sing the lyric "Hang a shining star upon the highest bough," as opposed to the original "Until then, we'll have to muddle through somehow." According to Entertainment Weekly, Frank Sinatra asked that the lyric be changed in order to "jolly up" the song for his Christmas album.

No matter what the lyric is, Smith sounds great. In fact, several YouTube commenters think he would sound great singing an entire album's worth of holiday classics. "PETITION FOR SAM TO RECORD A CHRISTMAS ALBUM," wrote one user.

Check out the full performance below:

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