Welcome to Day 4 of the 1st Annual Christmas Song Trivia Contest!
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Yesterday's answer: There are actually two correct answers. The lyrics were changed the first time during the shooting of the film. Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli, as well as Garland's co-star, Tom Drake all felt they were to depressing. Then, years later, Frank Sinatra recorded the song for one of his albums and felt they were still a little depressing, so they were changed once more. In case you are interested, I put the original lyrics below today's song.
Today's question: Rudolph came to life as a promotional tool for what retailer?
The original lyrics to "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" were:
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, it may be your last,
Next year we may all be living in the past
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, pop that champagne cork,
Next year we will all be living in New York.
No good times like the olden days, happy golden days of yore,
Faithful friends who were dear to us, will be near to us no more.
But at least we all will be together, if the Fates allow,
From now on we'll have to muddle through somehow.
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now.
Frank Sinatra recorded his version, the two lines in the last verse were changed to, "Through the years we all will be together, if the fates allow. Hang a shining star upon the highest bough..." (Source: Wikipedia)
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