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Have Yourself a Merry AC Christmas

Continuing a beloved tradition (we hope), our erstwhile sustainability expert once again gives a classic holiday tune his own amusing HVACR makeover. Enjoy!

Continuing my unpleasant tradition of the past four Yuletides (the Grinch made me do it!), I’m sorry to say that I’ve once again butchered a well-know and beloved Christmas classic. Apologies to the memories of composers Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane.

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" was introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis (original lyrics in brackets):

 

Have yourself a merry AC Christmas

[Have yourself a merry little Christmas]

Let your ducts be tight

[Let your heart be light]

From now on your service calls all will be at night

[From now on your troubles will be out of sight]

 

Have yourself a merry AC Christmas

[Have yourself a merry little Christmas]

Make the clients pay

[Make the Yuletide gay]

Be sure the Freon you do accurately weigh

[From now on your troubles will be miles away]

 

Here we are as in summer days

[Here we are as in olden days]

Happy warmer days before

[Happy golden days of yore]

Service customers who need us

[Faithful friends who are dear to us]

Now reach out to us once more

[Gather near to us once more]

 

Hard we work now before the fair weather

[Through the years we all will be together]

Using our know-how

[If the fates allow}

That all is well in the air-conditioned space

[Hang a shining star upon the highest place]

So have yourself a merry AC Christmas

[So have yourself a merry little Christmas]

 

Have yourself a merry AC Christmas

[Have yourself a merry little Christmas]

So have yourself a merry AC Christmas.

[So have yourself a merry little Christmas]

 

My lyrics are whimsical, but my wishes to you and yours for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year are most sincere!

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A regular contributor to HPAC Engineering and a member of its editorial advisory board, the author is a principal at Sustainable Performance Solutions LLC, a south Florida-based engineering firm focusing on energy and sustainability. He can be reached at [email protected]

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