December 12th National Ding-a-Ling Day

So what is your ding-a-ling? Is it a person, place or thing? The nice thing about a ding-a-ling is that it appears to be different for everyone! There are some obvious references but since a ding-a-ling is not an actual thing it can be used in reference to many, many things. Some people are ding-a-lings. Possibly the most well known ding-a-ling may have been Lucy on the “I Love Lucy” show. Since this is a national day it needs to be a large ding-a-ling that everyone can celebrate.

How to celebrate – Figure out what your ding-a-ling is. Never confuse a ding-a-ling with a ding-dong. If your ding-a-ling happens to be a bell then ring your ding-a-ling.

December 12th National Ding-A-Ling Day

Today is National Ding-A-Ling Day, it is your chance to actually “ring your bell”. Now, it might not be exactly what you think it is… and get your mind out of the gutter! So we need to investigate what actually is being celebrated today.


Many think that today we celebrate Chuck Berry’s hit, “My Ding-A-Ling”. Now, we suspect that we know what his ding-a-ling was. It is suggested that perhaps it was what you think it was but if he knew what today was, then he didn’t write about what we think he wrote about. (Again, get your mind out of the gutter!)

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And others may think that it is what truly was a ding-a-ling, the old time telephone! It did ding-a-ling for sure! We actually looked forward to that ding-a-ling! Then when spammers got hold of that ding-a-ling we no longer enjoyed it as much. But that still isn’t the true ding-a-ling.

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And you may call your pets ding-a-lings when they run around half crazed for apparently no reason at all. We are starting to get a little closer here as we zone in on what a true ding-a-ling is.


The actual meaning of a ding-a-ling is going crazy! “If we weren’t all crazy we’d all go insane”! So today is a day to go… ding-a-ling! A little crazy! The key here, go ahead and go crazy… just remember to come back to center by the end of the day!

How to celebrate – Go a little crazy! Listen to Chuck Berry. Buy an old time telephone and try to find a place to plug it in. (That will drive you crazy)