"Meet Me in St. Louis" lives on as one of Judy Garland's most iconic films. A technicolor holiday classic even though only about 25 minutes of the movie takes places at Christmas. "Meet Me in St. Louis" marks the debut of the now holiday standard, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Garland owns that song now and forever.
“Meet Me in St. Louis” influenced a number of future filmmakers. The Halloween sequence with Tootie and Agnes would inspire the color scheme of John Carpenter’s Halloween in 1978, and Woody Allen would update the six-month family tale to 1996 Manhattan in his movie musical "Everyone Says I Love You."