Christmas Songs That aren’t Christmas songs

Did you know that Jingle Bells is not actually a Christmas song, but a Thanksgiving song as explained in the encyclopedia article at this link?

Did you know that Sleigh Ride was never written for Christmas as this encyclopedia article states? Did you know that the term “birthday party” was later changed by some musicians to “Christmas party” to make it sound more Christmas, but even today people still sing “birthday party” and consider the song to be a winter seasonal selection for any event as explained about the composer’s intent in this article? The lyrics were written by a Jewish man named Mitchell Parish (Michael Hyman Pashelinsky) who is buried today in the Jewish Beth David cemetery…

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