"Jingle Bells" isn't a Christmas song.

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Veho, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Technically. Think about it.


    And, so as not to appear like yet another misplaced Testing Area topic, I'll elaborate. The song wasn't even written with Christmas in mind, it was written for Thanksgiving (or so they say), but doesn't really nail any specific date down, since all it requires is a freak blizzard to blow over some snow from the mountains. If you have those. That and Santa and some other "Christmas customs" that are actually no more than 50 years old shows that the "modern" Christmas was created by jumbling together everything that seemed like a jolly good idea at the time. And why not? It's been a Christmas practice for almost two thousand years (give or take a few centuries) to just take the parts that seem jolly from any old winter tradition and mold them together.

    So feel free to start your own Christmastime tradition and see if it catches on. Because common practice tells us that it just might.
  2. Waddle Dee

    Waddle Dee GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    ... A computer desk?
    Jingle bells counts as Christmas, as any Winter son does. "Baby it's cold outside" isn't about christmas, yet it still counts. It's a jolly, holiday song.
  3. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Oct 15, 2006
    United States
    Portland, OR
    Technically, you're right. In common practice however, it's guilty by association.

    Do they sing Jingle Bells in July in the southern hemisphere?
  4. ZPE

    ZPE GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 27, 2007
    Jingle bells, this thread smells! veho go away!

    (j/k)! [​IMG]