A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra
In 1957, Frank Sinatra asked Martin to revise the line "Until then we'll have to muddle through somehow".
He told Martin, "The name of my album is A Jolly Christmas. Do you think you could jolly up that line for me?" Martin's new line, "Hang a shining star upon the highest bough," has since become more widely recognized and sung than the original version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". Martin made several other alterations, changing the song's focus to a celebration of present happiness, rather than anticipation of a better future.