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Monday, November 26, 2012

It's Never Too Early for Holiday Cheer!

 Today I have decided to hop scotch over the gun, to jump rope with the shark - yes, I have decided to post about holiday music and it's not even December yet! Why? Well, because I wanted to be first! That's why. Not to mention it's certainly cold enough this week. And I happen to love holiday music - and singing - and this time of year I can get away with singing in public because tinny versions of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" are starting to pop out of mall and radio speakers everywhere.

Of course, as a feminist, there are some holiday songs I'd rather not have stuck in my head. Feminist Frequency does a good round up of some of the worst, weirdest, and outright creepiest holiday "classics." Included are:

  • All I Want for Christmas is You
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  • Santa Baby
  • Baby, It's Cold Outside
All feminists do not think alike, certainly, but check out the video below and think it over. Do you agree? Disagree? What's your least favorite holiday song? What's your favorite and why?

Some holiday favs are totally feminist friendly! Especially when sung by animals. Totally not kidding. Here's some giggle-inducing videos of cats, dogs, birds, gerbils, fish, a horse or two, rats, ducks and more singing the "Twelve Days of Christmas," "Deck the Halls" and "Jingle Bells." Enjoy, check in the holiday spirit of giving (not getting!), and remember to bundle up out there. I'm going to watch the "Jingle Bells" video again, spin around in my desk chair for no good reason, and sell some condoms. Happy early Holidays everyone!

Twelve Days of Christmas

Deck the Halls

Jingle Bells

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