Sam Smith Debuts “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” Video: Watch

Christina Lee | December 6, 2014 7:17 am
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Sam Smith rose to fame this year with sad and slow music that gave enough room to showcase his pipes. As of yesterday (December 5), the London singer-songwriter is a six-time Grammy nominee.

Naturally, when tasked to sing a Christmas carol, Smith chooses “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Actress Judy Garland made this song famous in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis, during a scene where she’s “smiling through her tears.”

As his new video (above) shows, Smith performs a faithful cover. Like in “Stay With Me,” he sings to low-lit piano chords. And as always, every vocal inflection of his can be heard. His version of the holiday classic may as well have been a bonus track for his debut In the Lonely Hour, now up for an Album Of The Year Grammy.

Smith’s version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is also available on iTunes. Watch his performance up top, then see his (priceless) reaction to his Grammy nominations below. 

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