Jingle Bells

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The song "Jingle Bells" is arguably one of the most famous American Christmas songs. Written by songwriter James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) for children celebrating his Boston, Sunday School Thanksgiving. The song was intended to tell of the sleigh races taking place on Salem Street during Thanksgiving; however, the song became so popular that it was repeated at Christmas. It was copyrighted under the title "One Horse Open Sleigh" in 1857.

When "Jingle Bells" was first published its chorus melody was similar to German composer Johann Pachelbel's "Canon".

Famous recordings of "Jingle Bells" include versions by: Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, amongst others.

Did you know "Jingle Bells" was the first song performed and broadcast from space in 1965, by Gemini 6 astronauts.

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isabella, Angola

20 December 2013 at 1:09am

I love this song but my mom dose not let me wacht it

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isabella, United States

20 December 2013 at 1:08am

I love this song but my mom dose not let me wacht it

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tyler, United States

5 December 2013 at 1:24am

I wish that Christmas was here so we can have present I wish you mery Christmas.

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Joshua, United Kingdom

18 December 2012 at 5:09pm

i like it because is got a nice tune and it is calm.

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Danny Boyle, France

6 December 2012 at 6:41pm

i love it because it makes me want to dance and my dad, mum and my sister

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Larissa, Germany

21 November 2012 at 11:45am

Hey Do you know maybe some nice American carols?

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Chinmayadithya, India

9 January 2012 at 4:32pm

i love this song very much... my parents like me dancing on this tune

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Nicole, United States

3 January 2012 at 5:58pm

that is a cute song i sang it and i love that they made it sound so funny

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Nailah, United States

31 December 2011 at 6:29pm

Merry christmas have a great holiday

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Shibu, India

24 December 2011 at 8:40pm

I am a diehard fan of this song,i love this song very muchu.this song give a holy mode,

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Shishir, Nepal

24 December 2011 at 3:42am

merry christmas

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Gwen, Philippines

21 December 2011 at 2:14am

Oh i really lve dis song also..i feel awesome wen i heard dis song.

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Meimei, China

11 December 2011 at 6:25am

i like it,just now i'm starting to learn how to play guitar and this is the first song to play.hehe

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Simran, American Samoa

6 December 2011 at 5:41am

i last heard this song when i was in 3rd grade. now im in 7th.

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Wisa <3, Trinidad And Tobago

4 December 2011 at 2:47pm

Great song 4 the holiday

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[email protected], United States

4 December 2011 at 3:40am

i love this song i can listen to it all day!

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Lalala, Jamaica

28 November 2011 at 3:40pm

my youtube cant work

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Ayush, India

19 January 2011 at 9:19am

This song is just amazing.....though i i never knew it to be this big...brings back lovely memories though...SPREAD THE JOY..END THE SADNESS!

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Melony, United States

4 January 2011 at 2:19am

cool

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Alexandr, Russian Federation

3 January 2011 at 8:47am

"Jingle Bells" is one of those Evergreens amidst winter snows. It vividly reminds us of the wonderful holiday any time of the year. Merry Christmas to all!

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