Study: Ohio’s favorite Christmas song is “Jingle Bells”

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You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall the most popular Christmas song of all?

Don’t worry Santa baby, the elves at have been working hard to find each state’s favorite Christmas jingle just in time for the holiday season.

According to our analysis, Ohio residents can’t stop jamming to “Jingle Bells”!

View the full report here:

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Festive finds:

  • With sixteen states backing “Jingle Bells” as their favorite Christmas carol, the classic won by a landslide. The tune has been around since 1857, but did you know it was originally composed for a Thanksgiving church service?
  • Brenda Lee, the iconic voice behind “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” recorded the jingle when she was only 13 years old.
  • Some of the most famous Christmas songs were actually written by Johnny Marks, a Jewish songwriter that specialized in Christmas melodies. His greatest hits include “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and “Holly Jolly Christmas.”


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