Christmas tunes, seasonal songs, holiday favourites, whatever you like to call them, you hear them each December on the radio leading up to Christmas. For the record, I differentiate between what I call Christmas carols like Silent Night, O Holy Night, Away in a Manger, O Come All Ye Faithful and the like from songs of the season like Here Comes Santa Claus, Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride, and Jingle Bells, to name just a few. All I’ve mentioned and more bring back memories of Christmas’s past and some have been around since any of us were even born. Baby It’s Cold Outside is a song written in 1944 and while it doesn’t mention Christmas, it has been considered a holiday favourite ever since it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in the 1949 film Neptune’s Daughter….except now in 2018 it is being banned on some radio stations in Canada and the U.S. because of its lyrics. These aren’t the 1940’s and lyrics like, “What’s in this drink” and, “Baby, don’t hold out” are questionable in the #MeToo era. Have you thought about this song at all? Should this station drop it from the Christmas playlist? We program our stations for you and I’m OK with dropping it if that’s the consensus. We have dozens of other great Christmas songs in our library. You can state your opinion on CJWW’s Boots & Salutes , and you can go to cjwwradio.com and answer today’s News poll question on the subject. On 98COOL FM you can always text at 306-938-9800.
That’s Coffeetalk. I’m Vic Dubois.