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Jingle Bells

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Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh, with Teddy bears! 
This is the full version of Jingle Bells with all four verses. 
The first verse is the most often sung; the third verse about falling over in the snow is often skipped. 
Jingle Bells was written by James Lord Pierpont under the title 'One Horse Open Sleigh' in 1857 and was inspired by sleigh races held in Medford, Massachusetts in the early 1800's.
The song has been recorded by many famous singers including Bing Crosby and Dolly Parton. It was also the first song ever broadcast from space when on 16th December 1965 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra suggested they had spotted Santa in his sleigh and performed an impromptu version with a smuggled harmonica and sleigh bells live from Gemini VI.
Video Credits:
Produced by Sarah Simi & Ed Hartwell (Woolly Vision)
Animation and Direction: Ed Hartwell
Art Direction: Sarah Simi
Teddy bear puppets by Caroline Bletsis
Horses, carriages and other animals by Leeanne Bell
Set elements by Laura Gardner (Little Egg Designs) and Sarah Simi
Music recorded and performed by Steve Pretty
Sung by Gemma Storr
Additional vocals by Steve Pretty

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