The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53794 Message #846127
Posted By: Haruo
12-Dec-02 - 03:09 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The One Horse Open Sleigh / Jingle Bells
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: THE ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH (Jingle Bells)
Sandy, who said you can't sing "Jingle Bells" in a Jewish nursing home? Whether the original occasion of its creation was Thanksgiving or otherwise, it's clearly, in its original form, a winter song with no religious content. Now, I can see why some of your more straightlaced Jewish religious types might object (for the same reasons that it was not originally deemed suitable for children or taliban), but that's another story. At those nursing homes (if they exist) there're a heck of a lot of traditional Yiddish folksongs that would also be taboo.