ASL song interpretation rarely follows the words of the song exactly, nor does it necessarily follow the proper grammar rules of either spoken English or ASL. This is an interpretation of “Jingle Bells”– the all caps denotes the ASL signs. Our very own lovely Jessica has also made a video of our version of “Jingle Bells”.

Verse 1:

Dashing through the snow

SNOW

In a one horse open sleigh 

DASHING SLEIGH

 O’er the fields we go

CLASSIFIER (rolling hills)

Laughing all the way

LAUGHING

Bells on bob tails ring

BELLS BELLS (swap hands) BELLS BELLS

Making spirits bright

HAPPY CLASSIFIER (spreading out)

What fun it is to laugh and sing

FUN RIDE

A sleighing song tonight

SING NOW

Chorus 1:

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells

BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle) BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle)

Jingle all the way

BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle) ALL (<–fingerspelled) WAY

Oh, what fun it is to ride

FUN RIDE

In a one horse open sleigh

SLEIGH CELEBRATE.

Chorus 2:

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells

BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle) BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle)

Jingle all the way

BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle) ALL (<–fingerspelled) WAY

Oh, what fun it is to ride

FUN RIDE

In a one horse open sleigh

HORSE SLEIGH.

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