Silver Bells

Today’s song was written Jay Livingston and Ray Evans and was first performed in the 1950 film The Lemon Drop Kid by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell. The first recorded version of Silver Bells was released in the same year by Bing Crosby.

Apparently it was originally written as “Tinkle Bells”, and it wasn’t until Jay Livingston let his wife hear it that he found out that “tinkle” has another meaning!

If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project. For more Christmaciousness, see all of my December songs here.