Rock around the Christmas tree with AXS TV this Christmas Eve, as the network presents the premiere of the hit documentary Jingle Bell Rocks! on Thursday, December 24th at 9 pm ET. The quirky feature gives viewers an exclusive backstage pass into the weird and wonderful world of alternative Christmas music—an underground universe that turns the beloved Christmas music genre on its head, forgoing standard themes of peace on earth and goodwill to men in favor of more unconventional topics such as racial inequality, religious freedom, and nuclear war, among others.
Serving as guides on this musical tour is an eclectic list of stars from across the entertainment spectrum, including indie rock icons The Flaming Lips, hip-hop pioneers Run DMC, and fan-favorite cult filmmaker John Waters, and many more, as they give insight into the social history and pop culture impact behind a wide variety of rare Christmas songs that many people have never heard before. Powered by a soundtrack boasting over two dozen songs with titles like “Close Your Mouth (It’s Christmas),” “Santa Claus Was A Black Man,” and “Merry Christmas Someone,” this inventive and one-of-a-kind rock doc is the perfect way to celebrate the season.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.