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03rd Dec 2018

Christmas FM Is Banning ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ From Being Played This Year

Kiara Keane

Christmas FM has announced they won’t be playing the classic hit Baby It’s Cold Outside this year.

The hugely popular radio station decided to pull the song from its playlist as it’s faced increasing criticism in recent years over its questionable lyrics.

Christmas FM co-founder Garvan Rigby told The Journal that the song’s lyrics “are of a different era”.

He added, “We didn’t think this particular song resonated with our listeners, some of whom had voiced similar concerns.”

“It wasn’t a popular song with listeners so we made way for some new songs to the playlist.”

Baby It’s Cold Outside was written by Frank Loesser in 1944 and tells the story of a man trying to convince a woman to stay the night with him due to the bad weather outside.

Christmas FM is not the first station to make this decision either – WDOK Christmas 102.1 in Cleveland, Ohio, also banned the song recently after receiving a number of complaints from listeners.

They said that “listeners said the song was inappropriate and at odds with the #MeToo movement”, while one of the station’s hosts, Glenn Anderson, said the lyrics were “manipulative and wrong”.

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