Clay Aiken – What Fun It Is To Laugh And Sing!

Jingle Bells is one of the best-known and loved Christmas songs in the world.  Originally titled One Horse Open Sleigh, Jingle Bells was first written for Thanksgiving.

There are many different stories about where Jingle Bells was written, but most sources agree that James Lord Pierpont was the organist at a church in Savannah, Georgia.  He composed Jingle Bells in 1857.

The real traditional Christmas celebration is captured in the lyrics of Jingle Bells and the sound effects using the bells have almost become synonymous with the arrival of Santa Claus or Father Christmas to the delight of children of all ages!

Jingle Bells was the first song to be broadcast from Space when Gemini 6 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra pulled a prank on Ground Mission control. The Astronauts sent mission control the following report:

“We have an object, looks like a satellite going from north to south, probably in polar orbit… I see a command module and eight smaller modules in front. The pilot of the command module is wearing a red suit…” The pair of Astronauts then produced a harmonica they had smuggled aboard the spacecraft and tore into a rendition of Jingle Bells much to the amusement of the ground crew.

Jingle Bells has been covered by hundreds of artists over the decades and continues to be performed across the world today.

Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

A day or two ago
I thought I’d take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot

Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh yeah

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way

Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

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Do you like this Jingle Bell Medley?

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  1. Thanks to Deona, the comments are now working. We hope to hear from you!! We upgraded the site and somehow the messaging was disabled! A-OK now!

  2. LOVED the Jinglebell Medly! Always been my favorite! Thanks for upgrading the site!! It was a little strange not being able to leave a message, lol!!

  3. Don't know why, but I can't open the video. Guess I'll just have to listen to Clay sing it on the CD.

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