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Thread #53794   Message #829788
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
19-Nov-02 - 09:26 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The One Horse Open Sleigh / Jingle Bells
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: THE ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH (Jingle Bells)
"The song is said to have been originally written for a local Sunday-school entertainment."

I have heard that the occasion for the entertainment was Thanksgiving, not Christmas. In other words, what is probably the most popular (at least in the U.S.) Christmas song was originally written for another holiday.