Not Many People Know One Of The Most Iconic Christmas Songs Was Written In Georgia

Christmas carols tend to focus on northern climes. When you hear songs about snowmen and sleigh rides, your mind is likely to go to New England or the uppermost reaches of the Midwest, not the South. We know how to celebrate Christmas in Georgia, but most of the Peach State doesn’t get white Christmases very often, if ever. For some areas of the state, even a light dusting of snow is a once-a-decade event. It may surprise you, then, to learn that one of the most famous Christmas songs of all was possibly written right here in Georgia. The birthplace of the song “Jingle Bells” is actually a hotly-contested battle between Georgia and Massachusetts.

If you’d like to see the historical marker in Georgia for “Jingle Bells,” it’s in Savannah’s Troup Square.

Were you familiar with the hotly-contested origins of this famous Christmas carol?

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