Santa Claus and the “Jingle Bells” carol have become synonymous with Christmas. However, many people do not know that “Jingle Bells” was originally written for Thanksgiving! The author and composer of Jingle Bells was a minister called James Pierpoint who composed the song in 1857 for children celebrating his Boston Sunday School Thanksgiving. The song was so popular that it was repeated at Christmas, and indeed Jingle Bells has been reprised ever since.
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