It's that time of year again!

The time when you can't walk two steps without hearing the sound of Christmas bells ringing.

But have you ever stopped to think about all the different types of Christmas bells out there?

No? Well, don't worry, I've done the work for you.

Here is a comprehensive list of all the different types of Christmas bells and the sounds they make.

Jingle Bells: This is probably the most iconic Christmas bell of them all. Jingle bells are small, silver bells that (also come in various colors) produce a tinkling sound when they're shaken. They're often used to decorate wreaths, garlands, and trees. And, of course, they're used in the eponymous Christmas song "Jingle Bells."

Sleigh bells: Sleigh bells are larger than jingle bells and have a deeper, richer sound. They're also typically made of brass instead of silver. As their name suggests, sleigh bells are traditionally used on sleighs (hence the name). But nowadays you'll also find them used to decorate all sorts of Christmas decorations.

Humbug Bells: Humbug bells are small brass bells with a very sharp, piercing sound. They were historically used by beggars and merchants to get people's attention. These days they're mostly just used as decorations. But if you're feeling particularly Grinch-like this holiday season, feel free to give them a shake!

Christmas Bells: Christmas bells are large brass bells with a deep, resonant sound. They're often used in churches and cathedrals during holiday services. And if you're lucky enough to live near a set of Christmas bells, you might even hear them ringing on Christmas Eve.

Snowbells: Snowbells are small metal bells that make a gentle chiming sound when they're shaken. They look a lot like jingle bells, but they have a softer, more delicate sound. Snowbells are sometimes used to decorate clothing or jewelry. They can also be used to decorate wreaths, garlands, and trees.

So there you have it!

A comprehensive list of all the different types of Christmas bells and the sounds they make. Now next time you hear those holiday chimes, you'll know exactly what type of bell is making that noise.

Merry Christmas!


What Was the Point of Sleigh Bells?
🔔 Key Takeaways: * Sleigh bells weren’t just for show! These “horse bells” actually served practical purposes in history, like being a warning sound letting people know horse-drawn vehicles were on their way. * Fast forward to today, and the sleigh bell has become a symbol of holiday cheer, instantly bringing that winter


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