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December 22, 2017

Strange But True!

Q. You no doubt know the opening stanza of the iconic “Jingle Bells,” but can you say whether the song was originally written A. for Christmas B. for Thanksgiving C. as a drinking song D. for sleigh races?

A. We know that the song was written by James Lord Pierpont, most likely in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1850, and most likely inspired by the town's sleigh races, writes Dan Lewis on his website “Now I Know.”

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