Monday, December 22, 2014

Jingle Bell Rocks!


I saw the documentary Jingle Bell Rocks! this past Saturday at The Nightlight here in Akron, OH. I really enjoyed it. I collect weird Christmas music, but nothing like the guys in this movie. I was surprised and excited to see Wonderful Wonderblog linked on the Jingle Bell Rocks! website under "Kindred Christmas Spirits"! If you get a chance to see this, DO IT!

About Jingle Bell Rocks!

In JINGLE BELL ROCKS!, director Mitchell Kezin delves into the minds of some of the world’s most legendary Christmas music fanatics and hits the road to hang with his holiday heroes – including hip hop legend Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons of RUN-D.M.C., The Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne, filmmaker John Waters, bebopper Bob Dorough, L.A. DJ and musicologist Dr. Demento, and Calypso legend The Mighty Sparrow. In his search for the twelve best, underappreciated Christmas songs ever recorded, Kezin both asks and answers the question, “Why, when Christmas rolls around, are we still stuck cozying up with Bing Crosby under a blanket of snow?”

Equal parts social history, pop culture pilgrimage, and revealing character study, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! follows this motley crew of merry misfits as they confront the Christmas music mainstream, reinventing the seasonal soundtrack for the 21st century. With rollicking live performances, intimate interviews, and a kaleidoscope of touching and rare archive footage, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! is a cinematic sleigh-ride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative Christmas music. It’s also a mix-tape of twelve of the weirdest, wildest, most poignant Christmas songs you’ve never heard.




Enjoying a sarsaparilla.









2 comments:

Tom said...

I'll have to check that out. I love Christmas albums and have quite a collection I've gathered from garage and estate sales over the years. In fact, I just blogged about some of them.

And glad to see you finally tried the sarsparilla!

Jeremy Hawkins said...

You always are the one who I count on to bring the magic back to the holidays.. thank you.

My Cards:
http://www.jmhdigital.com/2014/12/say-good-night-to-2014-good-morning-to.html
http://www.beingretro.com/2014/12/winter-break-i-will-see-you-all-in-2015.html

Peace!
Jeremy [Retro]