Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle All The Way

We all have our own favorite Christmas carols and hymns. Mine is the timeless classic “Jingle Bells” that instantly takes me on a sleigh ride dashing through the snow. The song was written by James Lord Pierpont in 1857 for Thanksgiving and was originally called “One Horse Open Sleigh”.

Check out the Jingle Bells video and get into the Christmas spirit.

The carol undeniably puts you in a fun and gleeful Christmas mood. The sleighing and dashing over the snow and yes the tinkling bells take you to a magic winterland. And then there’s Miss Fanny Bright and the “upsotting” episode which adds a tinge of playfulness and mischief to it.

It’s also a perennial Christmas favorite carol sung by generations. I remember singing it in my childhood days and now I see my niece humming it with her grandmum on every Christmas. Every year, I start my Christmas celebrations i.e  a week ahead of Christmas with “Jingle Bells” and I keep on listening to it over and over again till the end of the year. Other carols that are also on my favorite list are: “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” “Deck the Halls”,”O Christmas Tree”, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and “Away in a Manger.”

BTW “Away in a Manger” was originally called “Luther’s Cradle Hymn,” and people thought it was actually written by Martin Luther. But it wasn’t! It’s an American folk carol written by an anonymous writer.

So, it was my list of favorite carols. What’s your favorite one?

Before I end my post I would like to wish everyone:

A Merry Christmas and may God’s grace be with you. I hope that your Christmas would be enjoyable and may the essence of Christmas remains always with you.

Best wishes
Abhirupa

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