Christmas Carols - 12/7/17

1.  Jingle Bells was originally written about Thanksgiving.

 

2.  The song Silent Night written to be sung a cappella.

 

3.  The Christmas Song was written during one of the hottest summers on record.

 

4.  Irving Berlin thought White Christmas was the worst song he had ever written.

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1.  Fact - It was originally called One Horse Open Sleigh.

 

2.  Fact - the organ broke down in a German Church in 1818 , so a song was composed for the holidays that could be sung without it.

 

3.  Fact - Mel Torme and Bob Wells who both wrote the song thought they would cool off by thinking about colder times and the holidays.

 

4.  Fake - He thought it was the best song anyone had ever written.  He had a bit of an ego.