Jingle Bells

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Jingle Bells

How the Holiday Classic Came to Be

By John Harris; Adam Gustavson (Illustrator)

Peachtree Publishers, Hardcover, 9781561455904, 1pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2011

In 1857, John Lord Pierpont sat down to write a song for his congregation's Thanksgiving program, despite the fact that he was in Savannah, Georgia, struggling with miserable heat wave. Homesick for New England (and cool weather), Pierpont ended up writing an enduringly popular holiday song. Illustrations.