Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle Bell Rock was written by Joel Beal (1900-1967), a public relations man born in Massachussets, and Jim Boothe (1917-1976), a Texan writer in the advertising business. First released by Bobby Helms in 1957, the song has been the subject of frequent airplay during every Christmas ever since. Although performed by many, Helm’s version remains the best-known. He re-recorded the song several times, in 1965, 1967, 1970 and lastly in 1983.

The song itself contains many references to other songs, such as “Jingle Bells” and “Rock Around The Clock”. It also mentions going to a “Jingle Hop”.

Notable versions of the song include those of Chris Bown, Hillary Duff, Bill Haley & His Comets, Gerri Halliwell, Jonas Brothers, Lindsay Lohan, Kylie Minogue, John Williams & the Boston Pops Orchestra.