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[[Image:Song.jinglebells.jpg|thumb|300px|Kermit and Robin in ''Muppet Family Christmas'']]
 
[[Image:Song.jinglebells.jpg|thumb|300px|Kermit and Robin in ''Muppet Family Christmas'']]
 
[[Image:Jingle_bells_boc.jpg|thumb|300px|Andrea Bocelli and the Muppets.]]
 
[[Image:Jingle_bells_boc.jpg|thumb|300px|Andrea Bocelli and the Muppets.]]
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[[Image:GMA-SantaKermit&FrogElves(1997-12-23).jpg|thumb|300px|Santa Kermit and his Frog Elves sing "Jingle Bells" on the December 23, 1997 broadcast of ''Good Morning America''.]]
   
 
"'''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 become one of the most popular holiday carols, and has been translated into many languages. In 1957, it inspired "[[Jingle Bell Rock]]."
 
"'''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 become one of the most popular holiday carols, and has been translated into many languages. In 1957, it inspired "[[Jingle Bell Rock]]."
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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 sings "Ball ball ball / ball ball ball / ball ball ball ball ball" instead of "Jingle bells / Jingle bells / Jingle all the way."
   
 
"Jingle Bells" has been performed by the [[The Muppets|Muppets]] on several occasions.
 
"Jingle Bells" has been performed by the [[The Muppets|Muppets]] on several occasions.
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*[[Gonzo]] interrupts [[Hal Linden|Hal Linden's]] rendition of "[[Yankee Doodle Boy]]" with "Jingle Bells."
 
*[[Gonzo]] interrupts [[Hal Linden|Hal Linden's]] rendition of "[[Yankee Doodle Boy]]" with "Jingle Bells."
 
==''[[Muppet Family Christmas]]''==
 
*[[Kermit the Frog]] and his nephew [[Robin the Frog|Robin]] sang "Jingle Bells" in ''A Muppet Family Christmas'', leading into [[Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem|Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem's]] performance of "Jingle Bell Rock." This performance of the song was released on the 1996 CD ''[[A Classic Cartoon Christmas]]''.
 
 
==''[[It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie]]''==
 
*[[Johnny Fiama]] sings "Jingle Bells" [[backstage]] at [[the Muppet Theater]] while several pairs of Muppets, including [[Gonzo]] and [[Rizzo]], and [[Dr. Bunsen Honeydew|Bunsen]] and [[Beaker]]], exchange gifts in the style of "[[The Gift of the Magi]]." When [[Sal Manilla]] interrupts Johnny's song to give him a gift, Johnny accepts it, then continues with his song without returning the favor.
 
   
 
==''[[Sesame Street]]''==
 
==''[[Sesame Street]]''==
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*[[Brad Paisley]] sings "Jingle Bells" with [[Grover]] and some penguins in ''[[Elmo's Christmas Countdown]]''.
 
*[[Brad Paisley]] sings "Jingle Bells" with [[Grover]] and some penguins in ''[[Elmo's Christmas Countdown]]''.
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*The CD ''[[Happy Sesame Street Christmas]]'' features "Jingle Bells" performed in [[Japan|Japanese]].
   
 
==''[[Fraggle Rock]]''==
 
==''[[Fraggle Rock]]''==
 
*[[Sprocket]] hums a few bars of "Jingle Bells" in [[Episode 301: The Bells of Fraggle Rock|episode 301]].
 
*[[Sprocket]] hums a few bars of "Jingle Bells" in [[Episode 301: The Bells of Fraggle Rock|episode 301]].
   
==''[[Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas]]''==
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==Other Muppet Performances==
*Kermit the Frog, [[Miss Piggy]], [[Gonzo]], [[Fozzie Bear]], Animal, [[Pepe the King Prawn]], and a few [[Penguins]] appear with [[Andrea Bocelli]], featuring [[David Foster]] on the piano, for this ''[[Great Performances]]'' special to tie in with Bocelli's CD ''[[My Christmas]]''. The same group, sans Animal and Penguins, later performed the number on ''[[The Jay Leno Show]]''.
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*For the television special ''[[Muppet Family Christmas]]'', [[Kermit the Frog]] and his nephew [[Robin the Frog|Robin]] sang "Jingle Bells" in ''A Muppet Family Christmas'', leading into [[Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem|Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem's]] performance of "Jingle Bell Rock." This performance of the song was released on the 1996 CD ''[[A Classic Cartoon Christmas]]''.
   
==''[[Elmo's World]]''==
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*In [[It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie]]'', [[Johnny Fiama]] sings "Jingle Bells" [[backstage]] at [[the Muppet Theater]] while several pairs of Muppets, including [[Gonzo]] and [[Rizzo]], and [[Dr. Bunsen Honeydew|Bunsen]] and [[Beaker]]], exchange gifts in the style of "[[The Gift of the Magi]]." When [[Sal Manilla]] interrupts Johnny's song to give him a gift, Johnny accepts it, then continues with his song without returning the favor.
*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 sings "Ball ball ball / ball ball ball / ball ball ball ball ball" instead of "Jingle bells / Jingle bells / Jingle all the way."
 
   
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*The special ''[[Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas]]'' features Kermit the Frog, [[Miss Piggy]], [[Gonzo]], [[Fozzie Bear]], Animal, [[Pepe the King Prawn]], and a few [[Penguins]] appearing with [[Andrea Bocelli]], featuring [[David Foster]] on the piano, for this ''[[Great Performances]]'' special to tie in with Bocelli's CD ''[[My Christmas]]''. The same group, sans Animal and Penguins, later performed the number on ''[[The Jay Leno Show]]''. This recording was also later released on the 2011 reissue of ''[[A Green and Red Christmas]]''.
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* On the December 23, 1997 broadcast of ''[[Good Morning America]]'', Santa Kermit and his [[Frogs|frog]] elves stopped by to sing "Jingle Bells."
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* Elmo appeared on ''[[Dr. Phil]]'' via a pre-recorded video message where he sang "Jingle Bells" with the audience.
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==Merchandise==
 
==Merchandise==
 
*[[Jingle Bell Elmo]] features Elmo dressed as an Elf, and it sings "Jingle Bells" when his hand is squeezed.
 
*[[Jingle Bell Elmo]] features Elmo dressed as an Elf, and it sings "Jingle Bells" when his hand is squeezed.
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* In 2011, a [[Muppet plush (DanDee)|DanDee plush Kermit]], wearing a Santa hat, featured a recording of "Jingle Bells" with alternative Muppet lyrics.
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* A [[Sesame Street Christmas stockings (Gund)|''Sesame Street'' Christmas stocking by Gund]] featured Elmo singing "Jingle Bells" when activated.
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* In 2010, Gund also released [[Sesame Street holiday plush (Gund)|''Sesame Street'' holiday plush]] characters of Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Elmo and Grover that played "Jingle Bells" when squeezed.
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* Kurt Adler has released [[Sesame Street snowglobes (Kurt Adler)|''Sesame Street'' snowglobes]] that featured the song "Jingle Bells."
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==References==
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* In the book ''[[A Very Muppet Christmas]]'', the song is given new lyrics in the "Muppet Carols" section. The new song is titled "Piggy Fell."
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* The song "[[The Christmas Party Sing-Along]]", as featured on the ''A Green and Red Christmas'' makes reference to many Christmas Carols, including "Jingle Bells."
   
 
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[[Category:Musical References]]
 
[[Category:Muppet Songs]]
 
[[Category:Muppet Songs]]
 
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[[Category:Christmas Songs]]

Revision as of 23:06, December 19, 2011

Written by James Pierpont
Date 1857
Paisley-jinglebells

Brad Paisley and the Sesame Street gang.

Song.jinglebells

Kermit and Robin in Muppet Family Christmas

Jingle bells boc

Andrea Bocelli and the Muppets.

GMA-SantaKermit&FrogElves(1997-12-23)

Santa Kermit and his Frog Elves sing "Jingle Bells" on the December 23, 1997 broadcast of Good Morning America.

"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 become one of the most popular holiday carols, and has been translated into many languages. In 1957, it inspired "Jingle Bell Rock."

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 sings "Ball ball ball / ball ball ball / ball ball ball ball ball" instead of "Jingle bells / Jingle bells / Jingle all the way."

"Jingle Bells" has been performed by the Muppets on several occasions.

The Muppet Show

Sesame Street

Fraggle Rock

Other Muppet Performances

  • On the December 23, 1997 broadcast of Good Morning America, Santa Kermit and his frog elves stopped by to sing "Jingle Bells."
  • Elmo appeared on Dr. Phil via a pre-recorded video message where he sang "Jingle Bells" with the audience.

Merchandise

  • Jingle Bell Elmo features Elmo dressed as an Elf, and it sings "Jingle Bells" when his hand is squeezed.
  • In 2011, a DanDee plush Kermit, wearing a Santa hat, featured a recording of "Jingle Bells" with alternative Muppet lyrics.
  • In 2010, Gund also released Sesame Street holiday plush characters of Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Elmo and Grover that played "Jingle Bells" when squeezed.

References

  • In the book A Very Muppet Christmas, the song is given new lyrics in the "Muppet Carols" section. The new song is titled "Piggy Fell."
  • The song "The Christmas Party Sing-Along", as featured on the A Green and Red Christmas makes reference to many Christmas Carols, including "Jingle Bells."
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