Christmas song pulled from Cleveland radio station, and not all are happy about it

Justin Udo
December 03, 2018 - 4:00 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Christmas song that was once looked at as one for the ages may have reached it's expiration date.

"Baby It's Cold Outside" is a staple Christmas song that's been around since the 1940s and has been performed by everyone from Ray Charles to Dolly Parton.

When Dorthy and her sister Patti, who were doing some holiday shopping at Christmas Village in Center City heard a Cleveland radio station decided to pull the song because its lyrics may be interpreted as manipulative and wrong, it did not sit well with them.

"I don't like it. I don't like that idea, because it's a traditional song, and I'm all about tradition," Dorthy said. 

Dorthy thinks there is a compromise to be made instead of taking the song off the air.

"There are some parts in it that I think can be changed, but there have been modern artists that have come out with a new version that eliminated some of the words. So I don't think you have to pull it entirely," she said. 

Patti says the song should continue playing as it is.

"I think we look too much into things sometimes, just live and let live," she said. 

Patti adds she hopes this is not a trend that will affect more of her favorite Christmas songs.