Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane wrote “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” for the 1944 MGM musical, “Meet Me in St. Louis,” a movie about local residents living in St. Louis prior to the city’s hosting of the 1904 World’s Fair. Judy Garland sang the song in the movie, but only after lyricist Martin rewrote the lyrics to make the song cheerier than it was originally conceived.
The song served as the Christmas segment of Bluecoats’ 1996 production, “American Celebrations,” which also included segments representing Valentine’s Day, the Fourth of July, and New Years.
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