BLOGMAS 2018 – DAY 3 – CHRISTMAS MUSIC LIST

I’m all over the place with Christmas music – depends on the day, the occasion, my mood, what food we’re eating – just sooooooooo many factors! BUT, I do like it to wait until at least the day after Thanksgiving!
I love the old standards, but I also love country Christmas and Mannheim Steamroller.  I love Christmas carolers, not that you see many these days.  I was even part of the handbell choir at church for Christmas programs.
As for favorite songs I have a few that top the list:
  • Silent Night
  • White Christmas
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • The twelve days of Christmas
  • Deck the Halls
  • Come All Ye Faithful
  • It Came upon a Midnight Clear
  • We three Kings of Orient
  • Joy to the World
  • Rudolph the Reindeer
  • Do You Hear What I Hear
  • The Most Wonderful Time of Year
  • It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas
  • Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

All this aside, I’m really ticked off that so many people are creating issues where they shouldn’t exist to begin with.  The banning of BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE this year is ABSOLUTELY ridiculous! When the song was written in 1944, it was a different era. The world we live in is extra sensitive now, and people get easily offended, and in my opinion reading too much into something that at the time was innocent enough.

Here are the lyrics.  You decide for yourself and remember the song was written 74 years ago! The song was written by Frank Loesser as a duet for him to sing with his wife at parties.

I really can’t stay (Baby it’s cold outside)
I gotta go away (Baby it’s cold outside)
This evening has been (Been hoping that you’d dropped in)
So very nice (I’ll hold your hands they’re just like ice)
My mother will start to worry (Beautiful what’s your hurry?)
My father will be pacing the floor (Listen to the fireplace roar)
So really I’d better scurry (Beautiful please don’t hurry)
Well maybe just a half a drink more (I’ll put some records on while I pour)
The neighbors might think (Baby it’s bad out there)
Say what’s in this drink? (No cabs to be had out there)
I wish I knew how (Your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell) (Why thank you)
I ought to say no, no, no sir (Mind if move in closer?)
At least I’m gonna say that I tried (What’s the sense of hurtin’ my pride?)
I really can’t stay (Baby don’t hold out)
Baby it’s cold outside
Ah, you’re very pushy you know?
I like to think of it as opportunistic
I simply must go (Baby it’s cold outside)
The answer is no (But baby it’s cold outside)
The welcome has been (How lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (Look out the window at that storm)
My sister will be suspicious (Gosh your lips look delicious!)
My brother will be there at the door (Waves upon a tropical shore)
My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious (Gosh your lips are delicious!)
Well maybe just a cigarette more (Never such a blizzard before) (And I don’t even smoke)
I’ve got to get home (Baby you’ll freeze out there)
Say lend me a coat? (It’s up to your knees out there!)
You’ve really been grand, (I feel when I touch your hand)
But don’t you see? (How can you do this thing to me?)
There’s bound to be talk tomorrow (Think of my life long sorrow!)
At least there will be plenty implied (If you caught pneumonia and died!)
I really can’t stay (Get over that old out)
Baby it’s cold
Baby it’s cold outside
Okay fine, just another drink then
That took a lot of convincing!



Rebecca Knox

Love your list of Christmas songs, Tamy! Like you, depends on the day, my mood, and what’s going on, but, overall, Celtic Christmas tunes are my favorite, but I love the classics and the carols, too. I will share a list of my own at some point. And, yes, I agree. I’m so sick of revisionist history. It’s like nobody can understand that history tells A story and if we change that story it’s no longer the way it was. Don’t know if that makes sense in this situation, but it’s happening with everything…INCLUDING this song. Oh, well! (eyes rolling) LOL!

QuiltLady

I love your answer and yes from what I’ve read it makes TOTAL sense in this situation. It was written by a married man to sing with his wife at parties for fun and to entertain their friends!

Jean

The songs I like also depend on my mood. I did not know the history of the Baby It’s Cold Outside Song. Interesting. They better not ban the movie Elf because of all the controversy 😉 In all seriousness, I keep trying to look at it from the perspective of someone who might be upset at the lyrics. I can see that without knowing the history of the song it would perhaps bring up hurting. And there are certainly songs that bother me (not that one) for personal reasons. However, I do wonder when it became too hard to simply say “Oh, I can’t stand that song!” and simply change the dial? Even my teenagers think things are insane lately with the lack of common sense. Enjoying linking up with you for Blogmas each day 🙂

QuiltLady

EXACTLY!! CHANGE THE STATION! The PC revisionist history is going way too far!!! I’m glad you’re enjoying BLOGMAS too. 😀