These Christmas Songs Are Not Actually About Christmas
Many so-called Christmas songs don't celebrate Christmas so much as the act of shopping. Other holiday tunes confuse that warm Christmas spirit feeling with that warm feeling in your pants. So, which of these songs are genuinely talking about the holidays, and which are just talking about raking in crap? And ass?
They gave their heart to someone, who waited a day before giving it away. It sounds like someone had a one night stand during winter break and then read a little too much into it. The best part is that, in the video, all the drama goes down in a super '80s cabin.
Christmas, consumerism or sex? Sex
J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
If children are disobedient, the song warns, their presents will be taken away from them. Santa does not play. We adults, however, know that Santa actually exists only as a metaphor for corporate America.
Christmas, consumerism or sex? Consumerism
I Won't Be Home For Christmas
This song has a very negative view of Christmas and is crude (or hilarious, if you are a tween). But it's very Christmas-specific, depicting someone beating up carolers with a baseball bat, which gets him sent to jail, where he is molested. He later decides not to go home for Christmas because he hates his family. It may not have a happy ending, but it depicts the genuine Christmas "spirit" many angry teenagers feel.
Christmas, consumerism or sex? Christmas