Information About Jingle Bells Silly Version
The Jingle Bells silly version is a take off on "Jingle Bells", one of the most popular winter songs every composed, and although people usually associate it with the Christmas holiday season, it was actually composed as a song to be sung around the Thanksgiving holiday.
It is thought to be originally published in 1857, and it was called "The One Horse Open Sleigh", a reference to one of the phrases in the song.
James Lloyd Pierpont is given credit for the composition, although where and when it was published is often the subject of heated discussions. A plaque announcing the song's 'birthplace' is hung at a position in Medford, Massachusetts, at a site which was once an establishment called Simpson's Tavern.
Pierpont had no education or training as a musician, and in fact, held many different jobs in his life, including a period running a business he started in San Francisco at the height of the California Gold Rush.
Because "Jingle Bells" has an easy to remember, catchy melody, and simple rhyming lyrics, it has been the subject of many parodies; a parody is a work that makes fun of the original.
The Jingle Bells silly version on this page is one such example; there are many other versions you may hear, as well.