My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #10: The Bells of Christmas

Whenever I hear sleigh bells, it always makes me think about Christmas. There are lots of Christmas songs with a “bell” theme to them, so I thought I’d group some of them together in a post.

We’ll start off with the Ukrainian carol “Shchedryk” – better known to you and me as “Carol of the Bells” – this version is performed by The Robert Shaw Chorale (I liked this video clip):

Here’s one I bet you weren’t expecting: “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from “The Nutcracker” ballet – hey, it’s got bells! As an added bonus, this clip is from the Disney classic “Fantasia” (which has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas, I just liked watching it):

The classic “Sleigh Ride”, as only Arthur Fiedler’s Boston Pops can do it:

And it wouldn’t be a post about bells without the ever-popular “Jingle Bells”. This is one of my all-time favorite versions of this song – a peppy tune performed by Barry Manilow backed up by a lovely group of ladies (the group Expose) reminiscent of the Andrews sisters:

Wasn’t that fun? I hope these tunes got you in the holiday spirit!

About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, over-the-hill, happily-married mother of 4 daughters. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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1 Response to My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #10: The Bells of Christmas

  1. C W Swanson says:

    That first one with the parkour snow runners – I kept expecting a bear to be chasing them.


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