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Jingle Bells in Space

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.04

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     challenging words:    ding, satellite, harmonica, suit, service, sound, large, evil, space, also, reindeer, holiday, part, even, church, might
     content words:    Jingle Bells, Mission Control


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Jingle Bells in Space
By Colleen Messina
  

1     Ding! Ding! Ding! Bells make a happy sound. Long ago, people thought that bells scared evil spirits away. Today at Christmas, bells are part of celebrations. Bells are part of Christmas carols. Jingle Bells is a favorite holiday song. This song was written in 1857. The song was first written for a Thanksgiving church service. People liked it so much they sang it again at Christmas! This popular song was even sung in space. It was part of a Christmas joke. The astronauts aboard the Gemini 6A played the joke. It was in 1965. They tricked the staff at Mission Control. .....
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