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Jingle Jank

32 EpisodesProduced by Scott Newman and Jay LaChapelleWebsite

The Jingle Jank podcast features offbeat and obscure Christmas music found on YouTube.

32 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Episode 32: Motown Christmas Songs

September 9th, 2021


Todd Killian from Christmas Clatter joins Jay and Scott to discuss Motown Christmas Songs. Artists include Kim Weston, Smokey Robinson and The …

Episode 31: Songs About Christmas Trees

August 26th, 2021


Jay and Scott discuss songs about Christmas Trees (other than O Christmas Tree and Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree) Artists include SM6, Tommy …

Episode 30: Who Sang it Better? Round 3 (with Tony Dixon)

August 12th, 2021


Jay and Scott do another "Who Sang it Better?" contest with special guest judge Tony Dixon. This round's songs are Merry Christmas Baby by Elvis …

Episode 29: Christmas Songs About Animals

July 28th, 2021


This week, Jay and Scott explore Christmas songs written about animals. Artists include Merle Haggard, Roger Whittaker, Biagio, the Eels, Gretchen Wilson, and The Moffatts.

Episode 28: Acapella Christmas Songs

July 15th, 2021


This week, Jay and Scott explore acapella Christmas Songs. Artists include VoicePlay, Backtrack Vocals, Cimorelli, The Manhattan Transfer, and Home Free.

Episode 27: Who Sang it Better? Round 2 (w/Jack Ford)

June 24th, 2021


Jay and Scott do another "Who Sang it Better?" contest with special guest judge Jack from the Total Christmas Podcast. This round's songs are O Holy …

Episode 26 - Christmas Songs You (Probably) Have Never Heard Of

June 10th, 2021


Scott and Jay listen to songs found during a Google search for "Christmas songs you've never heard of". Artists include The Kaisers, Lou Rawls, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Gabe Dixon, John Oates, and The Overtones.

Episode 25 - (Bonus) Songs that Didn't Make the Cut, Volume 1

May 27th, 2021


In this mini episode, Scott showcases four songs that did not make the cut from previous episodes. Artists include Fountains of Wayne, Da Yoopers, No Doubt, and The Youngsters.

Episode 24 - Parody Christmas Songs

May 9th, 2021


This week, Jay and Scott highlight some parody Christmas songs they think are well-done. Artists include Bob Rivers, Dave and Brian, Santa's elves, and James Adams.

Episode 23 - Who Sang it Better?

April 26th, 2021


This week, our guest, Maie Lee, brings us three very famous Christmas songs: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Last Christmas, and All I Want for …

Episode 22 - Funk Christmas Songs

April 11th, 2021


This week, we dive into funk Christmas music. Artists include The Soul Saints Orchestra, Electric Jungle, J.D. McDonald, Travis Adney, Snoop Dogg, …

Episode 21 - Christmas Songs About U.S. States

March 28th, 2021


This week, we fulfill a listener's suggestion and explore songs written about U.S. States. Artists include Asleep at the Wheel, Dave Vitagliano, …

Episode 20 - Lost Christmas Holiday Rarities, Volume 1

March 8th, 2021


This week, we dig into the album Lost Christmas, Holiday Rarities, and explore the songs we've heard of. Should they have remained "lost"? Artists …

Episode 19 - Warm Weather Christmas Songs

February 21st, 2021


Many listeners are in the middle of winter, so Scott and Jay are offering a little repreive with Christmas songs about warm weather. Artists include …

Episode 18 - The Star Wars Christmas Album

February 5th, 2021


Scott and Jay take a deep dive into the "Christmas in the Stars", the Original Star Wars Christmas album from 1980.

Episode 17 - The Christmas Blues

January 17th, 2021


Are you feeling the Christmas blues now that the season is over? This week, Todd Killian joins us to listen to some great Christmas blues songs. Artists include Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Lou Ann Barton, Canned Heat, Joe …

Episode 16 - (Bonus) A Very Polka Christmas

January 10th, 2021


We are joined by Jake from the Chardon Polka Band to listen to and discuss their 2020 album "A Very Polka Christmas".

Episode 15 - Sellout Christmas Songs

January 3rd, 2021


We are joined by Tony Dixon, our Chief Compliance Officer, to discuss "sellout" Christmas songs where an artist changed a popular song just slightly …

Episode 14 - Christmas Songs About Food

December 23rd, 2020


We are celebrating one of our favorite parts about the holidays with Christmas songs about food. Artists include The Irish Rovers, Fred Schneider and …

Episode 13 - Funny Christmas Songs

December 14th, 2020


We're providing a much-needed stress reliever for the busy holiday season by exploring funny Christmas songs. Artists include Dropkick Murphys, …

Episode 12 - Reggae Christmas Songs

November 29th, 2020


Welcome in the Christmas season with some cool island rhythms! This week, we explore reggae Christmas songs. Artists include Bob Marley, Jacob …

Episode 11 (Bonus) - You'll Shoot Your Eye Out

November 27th, 2020


In this bonus episode, we review the album You'll Shoot Your Eye Out! by Ralphie's Red Ryders. All of the songs on this fantastic album are themed on scenes from the movie A Christmas Story and we really geek out about …

Episode 10 - Songs from 'A Christmas Carol' Musicals

November 16th, 2020


This week we have another special guest, Jack from The Total Christmas Podcast, who helps us discuss songs from musical adaptations of A Christmas …

Episode 9 - Underappreciated Christmas Songs from TV and Movies

November 6th, 2020


This week we have a very special guest, Bran from Deck the Hallmark, who helps us discuss songs from Christmas television specials and movies that we rarely hear played. Artists include Ray Charles, Brenda Lee, The …

Episode 8 - Spooky Christmas Songs

October 27th, 2020


Just in time for Halloween, we dive into some spooky Christmas songs. Artists include: Count Floyd, Spinal Tap, Tarja Turunen, Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler, Douglas Pipes, Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Keepers, …

Episode 7 - Depressing Christmas Songs

October 12th, 2020


Do you enjoy sad, depressing Christmas songs? This week, we discuss why this genre is so popular and why someone would want to feel down at …

Episode 6 - Santa Claus in Outer Space

September 26th, 2020


Santa Claus blasts off to worlds unknown in this latest episode. This week we featured: Sonny Cole, Tim Dinkins, Bobby Helms, The BellRays, Lawrence …

Episode 5 - Disco Christmas Songs

September 13th, 2020


Do you like to get down and groove to Christmas disco music? This week we featured Disco Christmas by the Universal Robot Band, Joy to the World by …

Episode 4 - Yacht Rock Christmas Songs

August 30th, 2020


Scott and Jay discuss Christmas songs from famous Yacht Rock artists.

Songs featured:

Episode 3 - Ska-Punk Christmas Songs

August 15th, 2020


Scott and Jay discuss Ska-Punk Christmas songs from the type of bands that were popular in the mid-1990s.

Songs featured:

Episode 2 - 80s Cartoon Christmas Songs

August 10th, 2020


Scott and Jay discuss Christmas songs from popular cartoons in the 1980s.

Songs featured:

  1. Smurfing Bells 
  2. Christmas Song
  3. We Wish You a Turtle …

Episode 1 - Celebrity Christmas Songs

August 2nd, 2020


In this episode, Scott and Jay discuss Christmas songs performed by non-musical celebrities.

Songs featured:

  1. Johnny It's Cold Outside
  2. Rudolph the …
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