Can you believe it? The Christmas classic ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ has been banned from some radio stations across America for its lack of sensitivity to the #MeToo movement. The song is from the 1940s and but has come under fire for its lyrics in recent years (see our previous report below).
The Holderness family decided to take on the banned song in a video that pokes fun at the ridiculousness of the #MeToo ban on the Christmas classic:
‘Baby, Just GO Outside!’
Baby, Just Go Outside. We wanted to update this Christmas classic.
Posted by The Holderness Family on Monday, December 10, 2018
You might remember the Holderness family for their viral videos:
“OUR ELF IS LAZY”
Our Elf just STAYS on the shelf. The kids always ask us, "Why is our Elf so lazy?" Here's our answer.#sorrynotsorry
Posted by Holderness Family Music on Thursday, November 29, 2018
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON BANNING A CHRISTMAS CLASSIC:
A Cleveland, Ohio radio station says it isn’t going to play “Baby It’s Cold Outside” during the Christmas season after many of the station’s listeners spoke out about the song’s lyrics.
This is the moment when you know your “movement” has gone too far. This is hard to believe…but it’s true:
According to WOIO, one of the employees at the radio station said the lyrics of the song may not be appropriate and went on to say that the song was written in 1944 and that times have changed.
The complaints about the song are that it’s too suggestive in the #MeToo movement.
The lyrics are below. We say Bah Humbug to this!
Baby It’s Cold Outside
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!