We all grew up with the song Jingle Bells. We’ve heard it so many times that we can sing along to it even without any accompanying music. Do you want to know how old it is? The song is officially 158 years old!
So many things have happened since 1857 (like the Philippine independence), so it only makes sense to update Jingle Bells to suit the modern age, right? This video shared by Micah Indiola shows two kids singing the updated version of the Christmas classic.
According to Micah:
Habang kumakain kami sa “Isaw Republic” around UST last night, may dalawang batang lalaki na nangangaroling. Expected namin na usual at common na Christmas song ang kakantahin nila dahil nga mga bata pa sila. Muntikan na namin silang paalisin pero ng simulan nila ang kanta nila, napukaw ang aming atensyon sa kakaibang lyrics na inilatag nila gamit ang tono ng Jingle Bells.
Isa lang ito sa patunay na magagaling at malikhain ang mga batang Pinoy. Nakakatuwa din na sa paggawa ng lyrics nila inilabas ang curiosity nila kay Santa Claus.
Sobrang nakakatuwa ang lyrics, nung tinanong namin sila kung sino gumawa ng lyrics, yung kaibigan daw nila.
(While we were eating at Isa Republic around UST lasnight, two boys approached us to sing Christmas carols. We expected them to sing the usual and common Christmas songs since they were kids. We were about to ask them to leave until they sang a different version of Jingle Bells.
This is proof that Filipino kids are creative. It’s nice that they showed their curiosity for Santa Claus while creating these lyrics.
The lyrics are great. When we asked them who made it, they said it was their friend.)
Watch the video below:
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