Kmart Ripped Off Its Viral “Jingle Bells” Holiday Ad From The Chippendales

A new holiday-inspired ad from Kmart is making news because it’s gone viral. The ad features hunky guys shaking their merry-makers to the tune of “Jingle Bells.”

We know you're busy, so we'll keep this blog post brief.
We know you’re busy, so we’ll keep this blog post brief.

Thanks to the miracle of the Interwebs, there’s an easy way to watch the Kmart ad in question.

But fans of The Chippendales male revue at Rio Las Vegas will find the wildly original ad wildly less-than-original.

The men of Chippendales posted a strikingly similar video back in 2010.

Hunky guys, check. Holiday boxers, check. “Jingle Bells,” check.

There’s still time to give credit where it’s due, Kmart.

You should know better than to mess with the intellectual property of our Las Vegas beefcake. Quotation marks around “intellectual,” of course.