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What Christmas Carol Am I?
Gakked from gallowglass.

Jingle Bells
You are 'Jingle Bells'! Full of enthusiasm and
good cheer, you are excited by the first
appearances of Christmas decorations in shops
and have been heard singing along to the piped
music. Your attitude to Christmas is one of
childlike delight - with a slightly mercenary
streak. You definitely believe in Santa (you
get more presents that way) and will put up
your Christmas tree as early as possible. You
really like carolling, and presents, and mince
pies, and pudding, and will insist on getting
everyone up at dawn to open presents
immediately. So long as the food and presents
are good, you will have a great Christmas.

What Christmas Carol are you?
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Yes! Finally a Quiz that has me pegged! Betcha judiang would get the same or similar. Go on, take the quiz, Judi. You know you want to!

Current Mood: excited excited
Current Music: "Carol of the Bells" by Hammered Music Duo

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barbthebrazen From: barbthebrazen Date: December 24th, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
This quiz must be rigged cause I got Jingle Bells too.

*grins and plays in the fresh Texas snow*

Yes it really did snow here, of course it was barely enough to cover the rooftops but it snowed!
keeper1st From: keeper1st Date: December 25th, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Wait a cotton-pickin' minute! Jingle Bells isn't a Christmas song!

Indeed, it never would have been sung in December when it was new (titled The One-Horse Open Sleigh and with completely different music on the chorus). Like so many other winter songs, it's not appropriate in most places until late January or February. But if you try to play it then, people get annoyed and complain that it's not Christmas anymore.

But, gosh darn it, it's not a Christmas song! It's just about going for a sleigh ride with your Main Squeeze!

Likewise with Winter Wonderland and many other songs you won't hear again until late November, even though they're only starting to become appropriate NOW (well, they're never appropriate here near on the California coast, but you get my point).
trinalin From: trinalin Date: December 25th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait a cotton-pickin' minute! Jingle Bells isn't a Christmas song!

Heh - I didn't write the quiz, I just partook of it. ;-) There's many "Christmas" songs which are really just winter songs, but which have been appropriated by the holiday. Doesn't really bother me - I like 'em all. :-)
keeper1st From: keeper1st Date: December 25th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
And in case you're wondering how the tune originally went, "Perfessor Bill" Edwards (who has quite a nice rant his page about non-Christmas songs being treated as such, actually) performs the original chorus in this evolutionary performance of the tune. First he plays it as originally published, then as it would have been played in the late 19th century, then as it was rewritten in the early 20th century (with the chorus we all know today), and finally in his own ragtime version.


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