Stories Behind Songs

Dorian Lynskey, writing for The Guardian, on The Pogues’s “Fairytale of New York.”

Chris Willman, writing for Entertainment Weekly, on the differences between versions of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Personal I use the Judy Garland version.

Ashley Fetters, writing for The Atlantic, on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and its many versions. While this one isn’t a Christmas song, it’s always been on my Christmas playlist anyway. Not quite sure why.