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'''Jingle Bells''' was sung by the Muppets in the [[1987]] special ''[[A Muppet Family Christmas]]''. The song was released on the [[1996]] CD ''[[A Classic Cartoon Christmas]]''.
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"'''Jingle Bells'''," originally known as "One Horse Open Sleigh," was written by James Pierpont in 1857 to be sung at a [[Thanksgiving]] program at his church. Even though the song about winter does not make any references to [[Christmas]], it has in the years since become of of the most popular holiday carols and has been translated into many languages. It has been performed by the [[Muppets]] on several occasions.
   
The ''[[Sesame Street]]'' cast sang "Jingle Bells" on the [[Christmas]] albums ''[[Merry Christmas from Sesame Street]]'' (1975) and ''[[Sesame Street Christmas Sing-Along]]'' (1984). The song was re-released on CD on ''[[A Sesame Street Christmas]]'' (1995).
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"Jingle Bells" was sung by the Muppets as they arrived at [[Emily Bear|Emily Bear's]] house in the [[1987]] special ''[[A Muppet Family Christmas]]''. This performance of the song was released on the [[1996]] CD ''[[A Classic Cartoon Christmas]]''.
   
The familiarity of the public domain song has led to its loose incorporation as an integral part of the "[[Elmo's World]]" format. Each episode closes with [[Elmo]] leading the episode's guests in a rendition of a song, named after the topic of the day, which basically repeats the phrase incessantly to the tune of "Jingle Bells."
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The ''[[Sesame Street]]'' cast sang "Jingle Bells" on the Christmas albums ''[[Merry Christmas from Sesame Street]]'' ([[1975]]) and ''[[Sesame Street Christmas Sing-Along]]'' ([[1984]]). The song was re-released on CD on ''[[A Sesame Street Christmas]]'' ([[1995]]).
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The familiarity of the public domain song has led to its incorporation as an integral part of the ''[[Elmo's World]]'' format. At the end of each episode, [[Elmo]] leads the episode's guests in a rendition of a song, using a repetition of the topic of the day as the lyrics, set to the melody of "Jingle Bells." For example, in the "[[Elmo's World: Balls|Balls]]" episode, Elmo would sing "Balls balls balls / balls balls balls / balls balls balls balls balls" instead of "Jingle bells / Jingle bells / Jingle all the way."
   
 
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Revision as of 23:39, October 19, 2006

Written by James Pierpont
Date 1857

"Jingle Bells," originally known as "One Horse Open Sleigh," was written by James Pierpont in 1857 to be sung at a Thanksgiving program at his church. Even though the song about winter does not make any references to Christmas, it has in the years since become of of the most popular holiday carols and has been translated into many languages. It has been performed by the Muppets on several occasions.

"Jingle Bells" was sung by the Muppets as they arrived at Emily Bear's house in the 1987 special A Muppet Family Christmas. This performance of the song was released on the 1996 CD A Classic Cartoon Christmas.

The Sesame Street cast sang "Jingle Bells" on the Christmas albums Merry Christmas from Sesame Street (1975) and Sesame Street Christmas Sing-Along (1984). The song was re-released on CD on A Sesame Street Christmas (1995).

The familiarity of the public domain song has led to its incorporation as an integral part of the Elmo's World format. At the end of each episode, Elmo leads the episode's guests in a rendition of a song, using a repetition of the topic of the day as the lyrics, set to the melody of "Jingle Bells." For example, in the "Balls" episode, Elmo would sing "Balls balls balls / balls balls balls / balls balls balls balls balls" instead of "Jingle bells / Jingle bells / Jingle all the way."

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