Let’s face it, Florida is a special place. Sometimes, that makes it rather easy to create our own special version of things, especially songs! As an example, check out this Florida rendition of “Jingle Bells,” one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time:
While the original author is unknown (graphic courtesy of I Love South Florida), the lyrics were obviously crafted by someone familiar with the area – most likely a long-time local.
If you are having trouble viewing the image, the lyrics are as follows:
“Dashing through the sand, in a rented mini-van. Driving by the bay, laughing all the way. Tourists drive too slow, everywhere you go. Oh what fun it is to live in sunny F-L-A. Jingle bells, coconut shells, dolphins in the bay. Oh what fun it is to live in sunny F-L-A. Orange juice stands, Mickey Mouse land, gators in your way. Oh what fun it is to live in sunny F-L-A. Crowded shopping malls, lotto and bingo halls. Sunshine that’s too hot, a football team that’s not. When Santa hits the shores, he finds jellyfish galore. Oh what fun it is to live in sunny F-L-A. ”
Perhaps after a few glasses of eggnog, you’ll be singing it with your family and friends this year!