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    Christmas Gets the Desi Flavour in India (VIDEO)

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    The initial tweet, featuring a video of a desi rendition of "Jingle Bells", prompted twitterians to post other Indianised versions of well-known Christmas carols.

    This festive season witnessed many Indian versions of Christmas carols, alongside Indianised X-mas trees and other decorations. 

    A​nand Mahindra, the chairman of the Mahindra Group, shared a video of one such desi "Jingle Bells" carol on Twitter, to the thrill of other users of the social media platform.

    "Now I don't think I'll ever be able to hear jingle bells without hearing the sound of dhols in my head…Oye Jingle Balle Balle! A very Merry Christmas to all," tweeted Anand Mahindra.

    In response to Mahindra's tweet, another desi Jingle Bells carol was shared. This time, a Bhojpuri rendition (a language spoken in large parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar).

    Another video doing rounds is the rendering of a Christmas carol using the Tabla, an Indian percussion instrument.

    Lastly, a parody video using the Jingle Bells melody and rhythm sought to target Mumbai's civic woes.

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