New meaning in old Christmas songs

This week, the news came that the song, Baby It's Cold Outside, has been taken off the playlists of a few radio stations in the United States and Canada.

It is because of its lyrics. In the age of the #MeToo movement, they do not pass the smell test.  

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 09, 2018, with the headline 'New meaning in old Christmas songs'. Print Edition | Subscribe