time to start belling those rocks December 2, 2015 1:04 PM   Subscribe


bell
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:06 PM on December 2, 2015 [10 favorites]


my favorite part is the jock ringle
posted by flatluigi at 1:09 PM on December 2, 2015 [9 favorites]


A far superior option.
posted by kenko at 1:10 PM on December 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


roOOOock
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:11 PM on December 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


let us give a thought for the brave organist who never expected their work to have a new life like this

who were they? I have no idea
posted by solarion at 1:13 PM on December 2, 2015


I really, really can't stand any version of this song I've ever come across. Until today. I love this.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 1:26 PM on December 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


oh my sweet lord
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 1:27 PM on December 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


i am very fond of bell bell bell
posted by everybody had matching towels at 1:46 PM on December 2, 2015 [4 favorites]


i love when he gets real into it

bellllll ROCCCCCK jingle
posted by dismas at 2:11 PM on December 2, 2015 [16 favorites]


On one hand, I've had "Little Donkey" stuck in my head for two days and this should get rid of that song. On the other rock bell jingle jingle rock bell rock jingle rock bell rock jingle rock bell.
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:35 PM on December 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


Jingle!
posted by moonmilk at 2:38 PM on December 2, 2015


Can we have a partial semi-official mefi music monthly challenge to cover this because I would absolutely love a half-dozen new versions of this song
posted by flatluigi at 2:54 PM on December 2, 2015 [22 favorites]


Hell yes, let's blast this from the windows of our sleighs
posted by Greg Nog at 3:03 PM on December 2, 2015 [8 favorites]


YEEEEEESSSSSSS

I am fuckin ready.

Jungle Rock Bell has become an integral part of my xmas tradition and the only xmas song my pagan party pooper partner will accept being played in the living room.

THANK YOU PINKSTAINLESSTAIL
posted by kittensofthenight at 3:06 PM on December 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


what.






why
posted by not_on_display at 3:32 PM on December 2, 2015 [3 favorites]


because it's the best.
posted by nadawi at 3:34 PM on December 2, 2015 [5 favorites]


I think I wanna know ya
Jingle love
posted by Wolfdog at 3:44 PM on December 2, 2015 [5 favorites]


Bell jock ringle all season long!
posted by komlord at 3:57 PM on December 2, 2015


I'm partial to glitchy psyched out Linus and Neil Diamond myself
posted by mannequito at 4:22 PM on December 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


> A far superior option.

You can have two tabs open at once in your browser you know.
posted by ardgedee at 4:47 PM on December 2, 2015 [5 favorites]


My favorite Christmastime game! Rock-Bell-Jingle!
I just can't remember which one beats what...
posted by Kabanos at 5:03 PM on December 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


dismas: your comment came at that exact moment in the song for me, serendipitous timing!
posted by Iteki at 5:07 PM on December 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


I think about this song at all times of the year. it's pure metafilter in song form.
posted by dogwalker at 6:02 PM on December 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


A friend says, "I will wield this track as a weapon against my family this holiday season".
posted by 4th number at 6:03 PM on December 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


Ha! I love this, my son thought it was awesome!
posted by xarnop at 6:34 PM on December 2, 2015


shh bby it ok
posted by ersatzkat at 6:46 PM on December 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm so confused. In my head this is sung by a woman with a very slightly raspy voice. Help?
posted by Night_owl at 7:15 PM on December 2, 2015


Also, in going down the rabbit hole trying to find what I'm thinking of, I discovered that old doctored profiles are finally broken. Sad.
posted by Night_owl at 7:22 PM on December 2, 2015


I suddenly want a Ringle Jell Bock.
posted by eriko at 7:30 PM on December 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


I suddenly want a Ringle Jell Bock.

I think that was New Glarus's holiday release a couple of years ago.
posted by jedicus at 7:49 PM on December 2, 2015 [4 favorites]


So, because of this song, I now torment my sweetie by singing "Gingerbread, gingerbread, gingerbread BOP!" to the same tune, in the same manner. It is a festive tradition!
posted by matematichica at 8:23 PM on December 2, 2015 [8 favorites]


jingle jingle jingle rock bell
posted by shakespeherian at 8:23 PM on December 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


The only bad thing about living alone is that now I can't fling open my roommate's door the midnight after Thanksgiving and force them to listen to the whole song.
posted by a hat out of hell at 9:17 PM on December 2, 2015 [3 favorites]


The 'almost patsy cline band' does a fair rendition.
posted by clavdivs at 9:25 PM on December 2, 2015


I can once again force this brilliant masterpiece on everyone I know! That, in my eyes, is really the best part about the holiday season.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:28 PM on December 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


Now that I know this exists, I am going to savour it. By myself. But at some point, some when, some how - likely when my wife busts out the Jingle Cats CDs when we are decorating - I will play it.

Oh, the joy it will bring. Because some treats are the best when they are not just unexpected or unknown, but undreamt of.
posted by nubs at 9:31 PM on December 2, 2015 [5 favorites]


I've listened to this every year since PST posted it the first time.

My god it's full of Bell Rock Bell
posted by hototogisu at 11:41 PM on December 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


Oh yes, time for cortex's endless jingling.*

* "endless" here means "until 11:59 December 31".
posted by Rangi at 12:06 AM on December 3, 2015 [6 favorites]


On Saturday I had to take the teen to the mall for some jeans shopping DESPITE that he and his father were just there Black Friday morning to people watch. The mall was playing Jingle Bell Rock and he turned to me: "Who does that Rock Jingle Bell Song?" and I decided I win at parenting.
posted by rhapsodie at 12:18 AM on December 3, 2015 [6 favorites]


I...really hate this!
Why does nobody else hate this?!!
posted by Omnomnom at 1:48 AM on December 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Love this, it's quite good!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 2:42 AM on December 3, 2015


My 2 year old is WAY into this. As am I! Thank you!
posted by Pardon Our Dust at 5:15 AM on December 3, 2015


I made a couple of albums of weird free online Christmas music of all genres from the likes of Metafilter and archive.org, and this song is an important part of them. Unfortunately the albums don't currently have a home, but if anyone's interested they can shoot me a PM.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:01 AM on December 3, 2015 [4 favorites]


This has become how I start the Christmas season, in total sincerity and without a nanogram of irony. Sometime the day after Thanksgiving, while biscotti has to be at work, I put on Jingle Rock Bell and get the Christmas stuff out for decorating. It really helps me temporarily exile my inner grinch to the Christmas Gulag. Thanks, PST and quasistoic.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:35 AM on December 3, 2015 [3 favorites]


This song is why I signed up for metafilter! A friend sent me the link and I thought, "well, these are my people."
posted by something something at 6:41 AM on December 3, 2015 [18 favorites]


I can't believe I've been on MeFi for so long and have never heard this before today. Its on repeat now to make up for it. I might have to add it to my Christmas Song playlist that until now has been All I Want For Christmas Is You 200x.
posted by litereally at 6:41 AM on December 3, 2015


Over it







Psyche!
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:42 AM on December 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


This is what all holiday music sounds like to me.
posted by French Fry at 7:02 AM on December 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


Today I learned that if you look at the information panel for a track in iTunes, you can cause it to NOT BE PLAYED when you are just playing all your music on shuffle.

Since 2004—eleven long years!!! A significant fraction of my life!—I have been suffering sudden onsets of terror and running-to-hit-forward when this song begins to randomly play from my computer. TODAY I AM FREE. Now I will only be subject to sudden onset Jingle Rock Bell when I so desire.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 7:04 AM on December 3, 2015 [6 favorites]


Why does nobody else hate this?!!

I also hate this. But I love cortex, so it is a wash.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 7:25 AM on December 3, 2015 [4 favorites]


I feel like hating it is a key part of loving it.
posted by something something at 7:50 AM on December 3, 2015 [20 favorites]


something something: "I feel like hating it is a key part of loving it."

Yeah, exactly. I hate it so much I love it. It's complicated.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:01 AM on December 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


No no no no no. This is very wrong. It's not even Sint Nicholaas yet, we can't be doing christmassy stuff now! Just want until after the fifth, please.
posted by Too-Ticky at 8:17 AM on December 3, 2015


something something: I feel like hating it is a key part of loving it.

"In conclusion, Jingle Rock Bell is a land of contrasts."
posted by wenestvedt at 8:47 AM on December 3, 2015 [6 favorites]


"Jingle Balrog"??
posted by Namlit at 11:25 AM on December 3, 2015 [3 favorites]


I just want to give a shoutout to my favourite Christmas song evs, "How to Write a Christmas Song" by raisindebt (post more music!).
posted by Phire at 12:32 PM on December 3, 2015 [4 favorites]


When it comes to holiday music, I prefer the classics.
posted by double block and bleed at 1:19 PM on December 3, 2015


I feel like you don't truly love someone until you love the terrible music they make. We should all make music.

We should all make art. Whoever convinced us that we must shun some artists and musicians has sucked the life from us. This is the same lie that tells us only some people should be clothing models. Discussing how bad someone's music or art is to me is like discussing ones feelings about others appearance. I mean, sure we can all have preferences and tastes yet everyone should have the right to be, and expressing how much displeasure we have from others appearance seems less valuable than just moving on from staring at people, or listening to music you're not into.

Every body type needs a model to showcase it because every body type wears clothes. Every human has feelings, joy, silliness, boredom etc to share. Every human has belly button lint worth exploring. There is no nose hair that be left unwitnessed, no ear wax unphotographed...


I think... I'm losing my momentum...

anyway I love this it makes me filled with exuberant joy. I used to make lot's of terrible music often with random household items and it was awesome and usually unlistenable but awesome.

Awesome.
posted by xarnop at 1:48 PM on December 3, 2015 [12 favorites]


YES more things with which to ward off my ugly and racist relatives this holiday season when they attempt to co-opt my Hannukahmas with my grandpa

They will not understand the Ringle Jock

It will drive them away
posted by Hermione Granger at 2:34 PM on December 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


Jingle Rock Bell is, along with mediocre's classic crunk anthem "Punch 'Em in the Dick", my favorite.
posted by Justinian at 3:08 PM on December 3, 2015 [4 favorites]


I went ahead and transcribed the lyrics to Jingle Rock Bell, so y'all can organize your caroling a little easier this year.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:33 PM on December 3, 2015 [19 favorites]


Every year I somehow erase this from my memory sometime in January or February, which I am currently choosing to believe is so I can hyperventilate laughing all over again every year like it's brand-new. A+, will probably jock ringle again.
posted by dorque at 6:20 PM on December 3, 2015


Truly, Cortex, that is the Lorem Ipsum of our times.



Christmastime, that is.
posted by wenestvedt at 8:10 PM on December 3, 2015


Visualize a MMOSA, a coordinated holiday meetup real and virtual for a Massive Messiah Online Sing Along! Cortex conducts.
posted by sammyo at 8:39 PM on December 3, 2015


until after the fifth, please.

Trust me, I'm working on it.
posted by wallabear at 9:41 PM on December 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


Bell Rock Jingle is the only thing from Metafilter that my 15 year old enjoys or even understands.
posted by vespabelle at 11:48 PM on December 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


aw you guys
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 3:28 AM on December 4, 2015 [20 favorites]


> We should all make art. Whoever convinced us that we must shun some artists and musicians has sucked the life from us.

As Michelle Shocked used to say at the end of her shows, "Music is too important to be left to the professionals." I always liked that sentiment.
posted by ardgedee at 4:55 AM on December 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


I am imagining these lyrics being composed with a 6-sided die. Only because 3-sided dice don't exist so much.
posted by aimedwander at 10:38 AM on December 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


oh gorram it
I didn't even play it

and there it is in my head
until next June

y'all are the worst, and the very best
posted by mimi at 1:47 PM on December 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


I bookmarked that MeMusic link before I even signed up here. I inflict it on everyone I know, every year.

Thank you for keeping the dream alive.
posted by Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane at 1:50 PM on December 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


I am stuck at home with back pain and not enough drugs. This is the only thing that has made me smile in two days.
posted by shiny blue object at 6:32 PM on December 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


That was absolutely awesome - Thanks for the lyrics, I got to grin like a doof and sing along super loud just now :)

(Really thank you, it's been a lousy week, and that just made it all quite a bit better <3 )
posted by NorthernAutumn at 8:50 PM on December 4, 2015


I think I need to cross-stitch the title of this post. With cortex's comment, too.

Is there a YouTube version for bell-rolling friends?
posted by mimi at 4:58 AM on December 5, 2015


IT'S SPREADING
posted by nebulawindphone at 11:14 AM on December 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Is there a YouTube version for bell-rolling friends?

YUP.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:13 PM on December 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


This is awesome, I'm surprised I never heard it. I always hated that song and now I love it... jingle
posted by mmoncur at 8:24 PM on December 5, 2015


The kids have been asking for Christmas music during car trips. I. CANNOT. WAIT. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:31 AM on December 7, 2015 [2 favorites]


A couple days ago i shared this with coworkers. Today i heard my coworker rock jingling for the first time. I'm so delighted by the havoc I have wrecked.
posted by vespabelle at 11:32 AM on December 9, 2015 [1 favorite]


This is a permanent part of my primary music playlist and has been for years. There's no time of the year that a little Jingle Bell Rock can't make better.

I am really enjoying opening multiple copies in several windows and playing them all today. It's been that kind of week.
posted by Caduceus at 5:24 PM on December 11, 2015 [2 favorites]


I just wanted to announce that there's a 95% chance a horrible thing is going to happen tonight with this song and a crowded karaoke bar.

(I'm hoping the others that will be here won't discover this surprise but I need to put the possibility out there publicly to shame-convince myself to do it.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:43 AM on December 23, 2015 [7 favorites]


I need to put the possibility out there publicly to shame-convince myself to do it.

How about a cheering section instead?

DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT! *Muppet flail for MCMikeNamara*
posted by MonkeyToes at 12:53 PM on December 23, 2015 [3 favorites]


it happened but I don't know how to save/share periscope videos
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:04 PM on December 23, 2015 [4 favorites]


McMikeNamara, you are the Christmas miracle.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:31 AM on December 24, 2015 [1 favorite]




You legend!
posted by Iteki at 3:00 AM on December 25, 2015


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