Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 21, Number 1, Spring, 2009 Page: 12
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"Josh Jingle," based on a character in a poem written by Leon Harris, Jr., made an appearance at A. Harris's 1951
Christmas open house.
started out as a poem in 1950, written for a
Christmas advertisement with store windows
decorated to tell the western version of the
Clement Moore classic. The next year the poem
was put to music by composer Bob Miller, and
its western version of Santa, named "Josh Jingle,"
was greeted by several thousand at A. Harris's
1951 Christmas open house. An illustrated ver-
12 LEGACIES Spring 2009
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