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Watch: Fort Drum Soldiers Deployed To Afghanistan Perform Jingle Bell Rock

A little holiday music to lift your spirits, and perhaps a humbling performance to make us think about our men and women in the armed forces this Christmas.

A group of soldiers deployed to Afghanistan have put together a band and are spreading some holiday cheer from thousands of miles away.

Via the Watertown Daily Times:

Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division band based at Fort Drum put together a short cover of “Jingle Bell Rock” just in time for the holiday season.

The band is deployed in Afghanistan.

Currently, approximately 4,300 10th Mountain Division soldiers from Fort Drum and Fort Polk, La., are deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Korea.

“Jingle Bell Rock” was first released by Bobby Helms in 1957 and was most recently covered by country stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert in 2012.

Check out the performance of ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ from the Fort Drum soldiers below.

Now we challenge you to go about the rest of your day without singing the tune in your head.

Excellent performance, Fort Drum soldiers – stay safe and Merry Christmas from those of us at The Mental Recession!

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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