Andrea Bocelli Is Spreading The Christmas Spirit With His Special Rendition Of This Festive Winter Hit
‘Dashing through the snow…’ Oh, Christmas! Ask anyone, and they'll agree that Christmas time is one of the most fun times of the year.
To Christians, it is a time to celebrate the birth of the Jesus Christ, but for many others it's a period to celebrate the holidays with loved ones and be thankful for the end of another year.
Most people would also agree that there is no faster way to get a person into the holiday spirit, than by singing one of the most famous and traditional Christmas songs.
And if you know your Christmas songs, then you know Jingle Bells. Now, you may be familiar with the song, but do you know how it came about?
How did Jingle Bells come about?
The song we all know and love was once known as One horse open sleigh. It sounds familiar, right?
It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822-1893) in the year 1857. He was an American composer, songwriter, and organist who was born in New England.
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He wrote it for a Thanksgiving program at his church, located in Savannah, Georgia, where he occupied the position of organist.
Due to the infectious nature of the song, it was sung again on Christmas day, and from then on it began to make its way towards becoming one of the most popular Christmas songs.
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While a good part of the song remains the same, some parts of One horse open sleigh’ were modified in Jingle bells because the lyrics were considered too racy for children choirs to sing.
Andrea Bocelli sings Jingle bells with some special friends
Legendary Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli recently gave us a superb rendition of Jingle Bells.
In a video uploaded on his YouTube page, which has been viewed more than a million times, Andrea can be seen on stage with some very special friends - the Muppets.
That's right, Kermit and the gang sang with Andrea in this fantastic video.
Once given the cue, Andrea starts slowly, making us marvel at his amazing voice and causing Miss Piggy to gaze at him in awe.
The other Muppets aren't very pleased, however. They ask him to make it a little faster and then proceed to sing a speedier version of the song.
Andrea takes over again to accolades from Miss Piggy, who maintains that his version is better and sings the first verse of the carol.
Once again, Kermit and the others take over and sing a faster version.
Finally, Bocelli wins them over with his splendid voice, after singing a fast version himself, and they all sing a slower version of the song, till the end.
It's no surprise internet users love this video.
What the people had to say
The comments on the video were mostly positive as people were super excited to see a different side of the Italian legend on stage.
The way he joked around with the Muppets and blended with their style of comedy was just incredible.
Christmas time is here again, and we can smell it in the air. It's a time to show love and be happy with family and friends. Don't forget to spread some cheer this season!