Christmas is only a week away so by now you’ve likely heard these holiday favorites but can you match the song with the trivia behind the song?
1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
2. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
3. Jingle Bells
4. O Little Town of Bethlehem
5. Silent Night
6. The Christmas Song
A – Originally written to be part of a Thanksgiving program at a church in Boston.
B – Sung during WWI as part of the Christmas truce of 1914.
C – Never sung by the author because it was printed with a different first line but without his permission.
D – This popular song was written on a blistering hot summer day in California.
E – Written for a musical but the first lines were rejected by the two co-stars and the director, so a rewrite took place.
F – Written to be part of a children’s choir Christmas presentation.
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