Jingle Bells Day

Jingle Bells Day

On this day in 1893 the world lost James Pierpoint, composer of the most recognizable song of Christmas, Jingle Bells. The date of his death — August 5th — marks just 142 remaining days until Christmas. While Jingle Bells, like its best selling cousin White Christmas, isn’t even a Christmas song its composer was no Irving Berlin. Pierpoint was born the son of a minister but lived the life of a wanderer. He left his family in New England to strike it rich as part of the California gold rush but failed in his business endeavors. While he was goneRead more