With an eclectic cast of characters & songs, the big screen documentary Jingle Bell Rocks is an exclusive backstage pass into the underground universe of original, alternative Christmas music.
With titles like, Close Your Mouth (It’s Christmas), Santa Claus Was a Black Man or Merry Christmas Someone these funny, sad, satirical, and scathing songs explored the flip-side of the standard Yuletide themes: racial inequality, religious freedom, nuclear war, familial angst, or simply the yearning sadness of being alone at the happiest time of the year.
Filmmaker Mitchell Kezin uncovers the stories behind twelve of the most amazing Christmas songs you’ve likely never heard. Equal parts social history, pop culture pilgrimage and revealing character study, Jingle Bell Rocks confronts the Christmas music mainstream, reinventing the seasonal soundtrack for the 21st century.
Watch the Jingle Bell Rocks trailer.