A trio of new films hit The Bloor this week: Jingle Bell Rock is a well made bit of holiday nostalgia. The Italian Character can never quite find an even handed way of showcasing one of the world's best orchestras. And InRealLife is a well made, but oddly fear mongering look at how teenagers approach the internet.
We talk once again with Mitchell Kezin, director of the Christmas music documentary Jingle Bell Rocks, but this time he shares with us a playlist of 12 indispensable alternative holiday tracks no collection should be without.
We talk to Vancouver filmmaker and record collector Mitchell Kezin about his labour of love, Jingle Bell Rocks (opening this Friday at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema) about the rich variety, history, and nostalgia that surrounds alternative Christmas music.