What a fun song for our last window before we finish our trail at the church later today!
Actually it has a controversial past…written by James Lord Pierpont, it is considered to be a Christmas classic but it started out in 1857 as a song called “One Horse Open Sleigh,” a romantic song about an unchaperoned ride. Pierpoint changed the name to ‘Jingle Bells’ when it was sung at Thanksgiving services. The main line was inspired by the noise of jingle bells on the horses’ harnesses, which were used to try to help avoid collisions in the snow in the mid-19th century.
Little children to grandparents enjoy singing Jingle Bells – it makes everyone happy! It is good to remember why we celebrate this season and sing these songs - God gave us Jesus who isn’t just for Christmas – he is with us every day, throughout the year and our lives.