My kids wanted to hear nothing but Christmas music since the day after Halloween. They didn’t have to wait long before the mellifluous warblings of Burl Ives and Karen Carpenter were played 24-7 on the radio.
But I’ve noticed, as I’m sure that you have, some of these “Christmas” songs have absolutely nothing to do with Christmas. I mean, nothing.
I’m pretty sure you’ll all be with me that the classification of “Christmas songs” has been a bit…..uhm, liberally assigned to songs that don’t have anything to do with Christmas. I mean, at all. I’m not even being nit-picky. I’ll even allow that Frosty and Rudolph and Santa are affiliated with Christmas. They’re not in any actual real way. But I’m just showing you how open-minded I am and that’s what makes my outrage over the inclusion of the following songs into the Christmas canon a bit more valid.
In no particular order (and this list is by no means exhaustive) here are some of the “Christmas” songs that have absolutely nothing to do with Christmas: