You know how to end the year? With Ella Fitzgerald. Her voice is a mint julep on the hottest day of the year. It’s the warmest cup of hot chocolate on the coldest day of the year. Add cinnamon and marshmallows if you like.
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve, Ella Fitzgerald
Did I say no one had a better voice that Louis Armstrong?
How about Ella Fitzgerald?
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Ella Fitzgerald
Seriously, though, have your ever read the original lyrics intended for Judy Garland? The song writers had to make it less depressing. Frank Sinatra even had the writer change the lyrics. But when Ella sings about muddling through, you want to get through it together, with her.