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About the Movie
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.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 6
- Fresh: 6
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A rambling tour of Yuletide frivolity that comes from a very serious - and personal - place for the writer-director.
Fresh: As contrived and endearing as the Christmas songs it celebrates ...
A great Christmas doc!
It was really interesting to see the cult-like obsession some people have for Christmas-themed things. The main character was quite engaging and the music was surprisingly fun-- definitely not what you would expect when you think about Christmas music. A nice movie to get into the holiday season!