sleigh is a common word to hear in christmas music, often in reference to santa claus. according to tradition, santa travels around the globe early in the morning every december 25, delivering presents to children in a magical sleigh pulled by reindeer.
rudolph the red nosed reindeer became famous for lighting the way for santa and the rest of the reindeer on a foggy christmas eve.
santa’s sleigh is pulled by reindeer.
this version by destiny’s child (beyonce‘s old group) repeats this lyric three times
rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t u guide my sleigh tonight?
at :40 of this version of here comes santa claus (by elvis) listen for this line
hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle
there are various examples of sleighs that are not santa’s in christmas music too.
the final words the muppet animal sings in this jingle bells video is
one-horse open sleigh
listen at :50 on hall and oates‘ version of jingle bell rock for the lyric
jingle bell time is a swell time to go gliding in a one-horse sleigh
swell means great, super and can be used to show agreement. it sounds a little anticuated, like something that was cool to say a couple generations ago.
gliding in a one-horse open sleigh is a swell time. (desktopnexus.com)
my favorite version of sleigh ride is by ella fitzgerald. this line, containing the title, is repeated several times
it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with u
which sleigh song is your fave? share your opinion under leave a reply