Friday, October 26, 2007

Jingle Bells - The Timeless Christmas Song

Christmas Song: Jingle Bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way...

You hear this classic Christmas song countless number of times, and still it does not bore you! In fact, you teach your children and grandchildren this Christmas song which was first sung in 1857 in a church in Savannah, GA. James Lord Pierpont (1822-1893) wrote the song for Thanksgiving service but it was so well accepted that it was again sung on Christmas and became the most famous Christmas jingle of all time.
The popularity of the song can be discerned from the fact that it is said to be first song played on space. On December 16,1965, astronauts Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford in the spaceship Gemini 6, played a prank on mission Control saying that they have seen an UFO with a “pilot in red suit”. Then the astronauts played “Jingle Bells” on harmonica along with the sleigh bells as background music.

I found a karaoke of this song in Youtube .






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1 comment:

Make Them a Part of Your Christmas said...

The next timeless Christmas song?...

Check out my new Christmas song at http://www.myelfhelp.com/home.aspx

Part of Your Christmas is a plea for people to invite the lonely and less fortunate into their hearts and homes just for the Christmas Season.

Lyrics, music and production by David abravanel, vocals by Taryn Murphy.

I would love to send a high quality MP3 of the full song to anyone that emails me. david@myelfhelp.com