17 Classic Christmas Songs That Are Actually Really Weird

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“Baby It's Cold Outside”

New Line Cinema

People have finally started to call this song out for what it is: at worst, a date rape anthem, and at best, a terribly misguided attempt at seduction. A couple is on a date and the woman says she needs to leave to go home, but the man is not taking no for an answer. The popular movie Elf compounds the creep factor with this song during the singing in the shower scene. Last holiday season, one couple actually rewrote the classic carol with new lyrics emphasizing consent.

Sample lyric: “I ought to say, no, no, no sir (mind if I move in closer?) / At least I'm gonna say that I tried (what's the sense in hurtin' my pride?)”