Christmas Songs FACTS

    1. “Jingle Bells” wasn’t meant for Christmas, it was written for the American holiday, Thanks Giving.SONY DSC


  • “Have yourself a merry little Christmas” was originally quite dark. If you read the  original lyrics you can see it is about someone’s last Christmas.



  • Want to know what the first song performed in space was? The answer is “Jingle Bells”



  • Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” is the biggest selling Christmas song of all time.
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  • “Frosty the Snowman” doesn’t actually mention Christmas at any point during the song.Frosty-by-powsley.blogspotdotcom



  • There is a dud note at the beginning of the classic “Fairytale of New york.” A B is played instead of an E as the note in the intro.



  •  “Silent Night” was in a way an accident. A church in Austria was about to do its annual carol service when their organ failed to work and they needed something they could sing soon. It was originally a poem written two years previously by Franz Gruber.
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  • “Merry Christmas Everybody” is actually made up of many songs being written at the time by Noddy Holder and is co-writer Jimmy Lea.



  • “Little Drummer Boy” was originally called “Carol of the Drums”THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY - "The Little Drummer Boy" airs on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 (7:00-7:30 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC Family. (RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS/ABC FAMILY) AARON



  • “The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire) was actually written during a heatwave in LA during 1944.


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