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|Music by||Leroy Anderson|
|Lyrics by||Mitchell Parish|
|Date||1946 (music), 1948 (words)|
|Publisher||EMI Mills Music Inc.|
"Sleigh Ride" is a popular song usually associated with Christmas. It was originally written as an instrumental piece in 1946 by Leroy Anderson, who intended it to refer to any winter event, not specifically Christmas. Mitchell Parish added words later, as he did for several of Anderson's compositions. It is one of Anderson's best-known songs, and a holiday standard.
Rowlf the Dog played "Sleigh Ride" on Emily's out-of-tune piano in A Muppet Family Christmas while Fozzie Bear and the Snowman sing a variation of the tune, with some of the lyrics changed to lines about "a bear and a snowman" to fit.