Jingle Cats

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Jingle Cats is a series of Christmas novelty recordings from producer Mike Spalla.

The songs are created by Spalla who mixes actual animal sounds to match tones of the songs.[1] He started with a version of "Jingle Bells" that was released to radio stations a few years before the full album came out.[1] In all, it took more than 1,000 meows, screeches and growls to assemble 20 melodies.[1][2]

In 1995, Here Comes Santa Claws won a "Billie" award from Billboard for point-of-purchase category.[3] After following up what Billboard called "excellent" Jingle Cats and Jingle Dogs albums, Spalla also produced a Jingle Babies album for which Billboard described the series as having hit a "brick wall". [4]



  • Meowy Christmas (1993)
  • Here Comes Santa Claws (1994)
  • Rhythm and Mews (2002)
  • First Meowel (2009)


  • Jingle Cats Christmas (2012) HD Blu-ray

Jingle Dogs recordings[edit]

  • Christmas Unleashed (1995)

Jingle Babies recordings[edit]

  • Rockabye Christmas (1997)[4]

See also[edit]

  • Cat Organ — a conjectural musical instrument using live cats
  • The Singing Dogs — a classic novelty recording project from the 1950s


  1. ^ a b c Wharton, David (1993). "It's the Cats' Meows." Los Angeles Times. 1(3).
  2. ^ The Hollywood Reporter. Wilkerson Daily Corporation. 1993.
  3. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1995-05-06. pp. 91–. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  4. ^ a b Inc., Nielsen Business Media (1997-12-06). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 15. Retrieved 22 January 2013.

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