Christmas Songs, Jingle Bells


Jingle Bells

It’s nearly Christmas and I can’t wait! My three year-old is nearly four and he is going to love it this year. I want to make it the best Christmas I can for him and if that means sounding like an idiot singing old Christmas songs then so be it!

The Jingle Bells lyrics below are the old ones as I want to go the traditional route. It’s a lot easier to find the new ones around, so I thought I’d share them.

Jingle Bells

Dashing thro’ the snow,
In a one-horse open sleigh,
O’er the hills we go,
Laughing all the way;
Bells on bobtail ring,
Making spirits bright,
Oh what sport to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight.
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what joy it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

 

A day or two ago
I tho’t I’d take a ride
And soon Miss Fannie Bright
Was seated by my side.
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And we—we got upsot.

 

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what joy it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

 

What do you think? Do you prefer the modern version? Will you be singing old or new songs this Christmas?