Was “Jingle Bells” Originally a Thanksgiving Song? details

Now that we know its origins, you’re probably wondering what exactly caused “The One Horse Open Sleigh” to be the Thanksgiving song to the ubiquitous Christmas song “Jingle Bells.”

Snopes He explains that the song’s popularity led to increased requests for children to sing the song again later in the year, at Christmas.

for every WikipediaDuring the 1860s and 1870s the track became more associated with winter and Christmas. By the 1880s, “Jingle Bell” was part of various anthologies of halls and colleges, and in 1889, it was recorded for the first time ever.

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