“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is not the only Christmas song getting the feminist treatment this year. Now they’re going after “Santa Baby.”
In an appearance on Jimmy Fallon this week, singer Miley Cyrus gave the classic “Santa Baby” a feminist makeover by transforming it into an empowerment anthem about an independent woman who has already bought everything for herself and instead asks Santa for equal pay and #MeToo assurances. The song begins:
Santa, baby, I hear you’ve got some presents For me, Miley I’ve been an awfully good girl, Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.
Santa, baby, I don’t fancy any fancy jewelry, not me I’ve got something else in mind, Santa baby, and I don’t need your presents tonight.
Don’t want diamonds, cash or stocks nothing that comes in a box no more fluff, I’ve had enough and I can buy my own damn stuff.
Santa baby, I’ve got a baller car of my own. No loans. And I bought it myself. Santa baby, with zero help from Elf on the Shelf.
The song concludes with Miley demanding equal pay and that creepy men “put away their chimneys” on Christmas.
Listen Santa to what I say A girl’s best friend is equal pay. Stop interrupting me when I talk. And don’t text me pictures of your–
Santa baby, I’d love to know my a** won’t get grabbed. At work. By some ignorant jerk. Tell the dirtbags, to put away their chimneys tonight.
Sorry, Santa. Just put away your chimney tonight!
Another song to get the feminist treatment this year was none other than the flirtatious “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” In recent weeks, the song has been alleged to promote date rape. It all began earlier this month when a Cleveland radio station banned the song entirely after some listeners complained it sent the wrong message in the #MeToo era, even though the song’s creator, Frank Loesser, intended it as a flirtatious song between a man and a woman on a cold winter’s night. The song’s critics typically overlook the part where the woman sings, “Baby, it’s cold outside” in unison with her male partner, signifying that the two were always in sync. Frank Loesser’s daughter recently asserted this was the case.
While some radio stations have banned the song, others have reversed the company’s decision after listeners voiced their disapproval. An informal poll on CBS New York shows a majority of people want “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” kept on the radio. The Billboard sale numbers confirm that reality even more.
Earlier this month, two artists released a new woke version of the song in which the male insists that the woman leave his place.
I really can’t stay (Baby, I’m fine with that)
I’ve gotta go away (Baby, I’m cool with that)
This evening has been (I’m hoping you get home safe)
So very nice (I’m glad you had a real good time)
My mother will start to worry (Call her so she knows that you’re coming)
My father will be pacing the floor (Better get your car home)
So really I’d better scurry (Take your time)
Should I use the front or back door (Which one are you pulling toward more)
The neighbors might think (That you’re a really nice girl)
Say what is this drink (Pomegranate La Croix)
I wish I knew how (Maybe I’ll help you out)
To break this spell (I don’t know what you’re talking about)
I ought to say no, no, no, sir (You reserve the right to say no)
At least I’m gonna say that I tried (You reserve the right to say no)
I really can’t stay (You don’t have to)
Ah, but it’s cold outside
I’ve got to get home (Do you know how to get there from here)
Say, where is my coat (I’ll go and grab it, my dear)
You’ve really been grand (We’ll have to do this again)
Yes, I agree (How ’bout the Cheesecake Factory)
We’re bound to be talking tomorrow (Text me at your earliest convenience)
At least I’m getting that vibe (Unless I get pneumonia and die)
I’ll be on my way (Thanks for the great night)
Bye (Bye, drive safe, please)