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Easily add a little bit of rustic Christmas charm to your holiday decor and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas with this free printable sign!

Rustic Plaid Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Sign

I am always excited for Halloween to pass because it means I can get away with playing Christmas music all day long! If I had to choose one song as my favorite Christmas carol, it’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” I have no less than 10 versions in my iTunes Christmas playlist! I could just put those 10 versions on repeat and be a very happy girl.


There are so many versions available, but I really love the classic versions the best. My all time favorite however, is Rowlf. You know, the Muppet. Back in the late 70s (early 80s?) John Denver did a Christmas special with the Muppets and Rowlf sat at his piano and played this song. It is such a sweet moment between the character of Rowlf and John Denver. Watch this version and tell me you don’t love it too.

YouTube video

It’s a tradition for us to watch the entire John Denver & the Muppets Christmas special but I play this song over and over during the holidays. Unfortunately you usually can’t find the actual special anywhere, however I did happen to locate a DVD at a retro dvd store online. My kids don’t quite get it, but we still watch it!

What is Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas About?

The song was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. The original version was depressing and melancholy, but Judy Garland, who was the first to sing the Christmas classic in the movie Meet Me in St. Louis, insisted that lyrics be changed to make it more pleasant. The holiday ballad was later altered further at the request of Frank Sinatra to make it the wistful song of hope we know today.

The song speaks of hope and encourages us all to make the most of the present.


Each year I create a new printable for the song and this year’s version goes along with the rustic plaid/buffalo check vibe we’ve got going.

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas Now sign

For best results print on at least 60 lb. cardstock. Original size is 8″ x 10″ but you can set your printer to print 5″ x 7″ if you choose.

To print the Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas sign, you will need:

Color Printer – This is the one I have and use daily. I print color printables, word documents, and even photos.

60 lb. Cardstock – A good quality cardstock is important to get good quality color for your printable. You can certainly print on regular paper, but cardstock is best.

For more Christmas printables, take a look at these:

Free printable buffalo check baby it's warm inside

Buffalo Check Printable

free printable gift tags in 6 rustic plaid designs and 3 different sizes

Free Printable Rustic & Plaid Christmas Gift Tags

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Julie says:

    How can we download without the water mark?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      The big button near the bottom of the post where it says “DOWNLOAD”.

  2. Tammy says:

    Thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Tammy! Thanks for stopping by.
      Merry Christmas!

  3. Rhonda says:

    Thank you so much for the free printable‘s it’s nice to have them free instead of always having to pay for them💗

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Rhonda! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Rosita says:

    Thank you so much for these printables! Even though Christmas is over I want to prepare some for next yr….time flies! 🙂
    I found you on pinterest and hope to continue receiving your post! Blessings to you & yours in 2021!! Happy New Year!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Rosita! Thank you for the awesome comment.

  5. Carole says:

    Thank you!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Carole! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Becca says:

    love this! is there any way to change it from a pdf to a jpg so I can print it on photo paper at Sams club?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Depending on your computer program sometime you’re able to do that but I don’t offer it here.

  7. Rachel Dash says:

    Is there anyway to get this as an 11×14? I love it!

    1. Kristin says:

      Hi Rachel, you could try printing it that large – it might be fine. But I’m sorry it’s only available as an 8×10.

  8. Nicole says:

    Do you have a commercial.use license that we could buy to turn the printable into a tshirt? I would love to make it and sell them if you have a commercial license.

    1. Kristin says:

      I don’t. I make these prints as a free gift for my readers. They are not for sale.

  9. Tabitha says:

    I absolutely love your print “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. Is there anyway I could have one that says a Cozy Christmas?

    1. Kristin says:

      I love it, what a great idea! Danke!

  10. Josey says:

    Do you have this available to print as a 16×20? I love it!

    1. Kristin says:

      Sorry, it’s only available as an 8×10.

  11. Becca says:

    Seriously cute printables! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work! I’m new to your blog and excited to see all of your stuff. ❤️

    1. Kristin says:

      Welcome Becca, and thank you!

  12. Kristin says:

    I love this print, but everytime I try to save it it only saves the link….I am wanting to take it to get it printed at office depot. I am able to save the one that has a watermark with no problem….any suggestions?!?!

    1. Kristin says:

      On my pc,I just click the download link, and the print pops up in a new window. They towards the bottom there are options to print or save.

  13. Anele @ Success Along the Weigh says:

    So cute! Thank you for sharing it…I just hit print! 🙂