Got a text from the missus about the latest salvo in the War on Things We Don’t Like Right Now.™ Seems it’s not enough these days to dislike something—you’ve got to be a nuisance about it. To wit: deciding for others whether they ought to listen to a 1944 Christmas song because of its “inappropriate” lyrics (while pretending you’re not simply preening for social media attention).
It’s so tiresome, isn’t it? Thankfully, though, some radio stations have decided not to board the puritanical bandwagon.
Don’t get me wrong—I don’t even like the song all that much. I mean, it’s not as heinous as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” but it’s not great. I’m not even entirely sure why it’s considered a Christmas song.
But that’s not the point. I’ll let the missus speak for herself in the following transcript of yesterday’s text conversation:
“So … ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ is inappropriate. What about ‘Santa Baby?'”
“Stop thinking. It only leads to trouble.”
“It was just on the radio and she’s pretty much whoring herself out for gifts.”
“But that’s probably empowering.”
And that, ladies and gentleman, is why I married this woman.