The first A Very Special Christmas album to benefit the Special Olympics was released in 1987. There were a lot of great versions of classic Christmas carols, plus a few new additions to the holiday catalog on that album. One of my favorites was the version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” from The Pretenders. The vocals from Chrissie Hynde shine through in spectacular fashion making this song an absolute must during the holidays. Check it out folks. I love this video I found online, brings back great memories of visiting my sister and her family in Maplewood, New Jersey back in 2003 and getting a chance to do Christmas shopping one day in Manhattan.