Christian Artist Matt Maher Performs Jazzy Version of ‘Jingle Bells’

Matt Maher's Jazzy 'Jingle Bells'

Christian Singer / Songwriter Matt Maher is known for his moving worship songs such as ‘Because He Lives.’ In Maher's newest Christmas album ‘The Advent of Christmas’ he grabs hold of many nostalgic holiday classics. He also includes some non-religious pieces. And Matt Maher’s Jazzy ‘Jingle Bells’ is definitely going on repeat in my house!

"Dashing through the snow

In a one horse open sleigh

Over the fields we go

Laughing all the way"

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With a finger-snapping twist harkening back to the 50's lounge lizard feel, Matt Maher joins with a jazz combo to give us a toe-tapping version of this Christmas classic.

Matt Maher's Jazzy 'Jingle Bells'


Complete with a darkened set, retro mic, and a sharp looking suit and tie, these gentlemen successfully recreate the fun of holidays gone by with ease.

"Bells on bobtails ring

Making spirits bright

What fun it is to ride and sing

A sleighing song tonight"

As the chorus picks up, a jazz violinist joins in the song adding more layers to this creative, swing "Jingle Bells!" Even the band joins in the singing of the chorus and even an unseen banjo joins in the merriment.

"Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Jingle all the way

Oh what fun it is to ride

In a one horse open sleigh!"

It's one of our favorite songs to belt out this time of year! And now, Matt Maher’s jazzy ‘Jingle Bells’ provides us with a zippy new take on an old-time classic.

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It's always fun to see a musician getting to enjoy themselves in a musical style that isn't their usual genre. This song lets Matt's personality shine through and we couldn't help but smile all the way through the song. Now excuse me while I go hit repeat! 🙂

WATCH: Matt Maher Plays A Jazzy ‘Jingle Bells’