08738348, 2-part, $2.55
Date released: 1999
Part of the Houston Children’s Chorus Christmas Series, this comical lyric by J. Paul Williams is set to the familiar tune, “Jingle Bells”…with a few twists! Hayes cleverly incorporates mixed meter in triple time, soft rock syncopations, a jazz swing section, and even a jazz waltz verse. There is much unison writing and the new rhythms are easily learned. There are a few phrases where the kids can really ham it up, making this a perfect novelty number for school and Christmas programs everywhere.