“Jingle Bell Rock,” as performed by Bobby Helms, gets a bad rap, for reasons unexplained. It’s fun, catchy, played during the opening scene of Lethal Weapon, and, most importantly, it’s not “Jingle Bells,” which alone makes it one of the best Christmas songs out there. And yet, too often it’s lumped into the same obnoxious group as “Wonderful Christmastime” and “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.” Now THOSE are terrible songs.
Anyway, if you’re a “Jingle Bell Rock” hater, here’s something that may win you over yet: a performance of the Christmas classic featuring the talents of Sports Illustrated cover model/UPROXX favorite Irina Shayk. It’s like someone combined the Santa dance from Community with Gillian Jacobs and Alison Brie’s GQ video (with a little bit of Mean Girls thrown in there, too), and turned it into a Christmas miracle. God bless us, everyone.