(Daniel Taylor - Kelowna Capital News)

Morning Start: Did you know Jingle Bells was originally a Thanksgiving song?

Your morning start for Monday, Dec. 23

With Christmas Day just two days away you can feel the excitement in the air, but not any snow.

Fun Fact of the day:

“Jingle Bells” was written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas.

The song was written in 1857 by James Lord Pierpont and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh”. It was supposed to be played in the composer’s Sunday school class during Thanksgiving as a way to commemorate the famed Medford sleigh races. “Jingle Bells” was also the first song to be broadcast from space.

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As the Kelowna Rockets approach the mid-way point in their season they sit second in the B.C. division with 39 points (18-11-1-2). Read the story here.

Video of the day:

Christmas came early for these pups.

READ MORE:Dining in Kelowna on Christmas Day


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