PLAINVILLE, CT (WFSB) - There has been some controversy brewing lately over some holiday music and its meaning, and even some calling for them to be taken off the air.

It’s music we listen to over and over at this time of year and movies that are on constantly that are set during the holiday season.

Some are now taking offense to the song’s lyrics and the content of the movies because of their perceived meanings.

Many are now wondering where it will all end.

It started with the 1940’s holiday song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside.’

We’ve heard it countless times and not thought much about it, but now because of the way things are scrutinized, people are asking for it to be taken off the air.

But it doesn’t stop there, now there is a call for banning things like ‘Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer’ because of bullying.

“You can’t do that. Rudolph is a legend, he’s a staple. You need him at Christmas time,” said Jessica.

The movement to ban the music and films extends to holiday favorites like Elf because it contains the song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside.’

Or the Molly Ringwald classic ‘Sixteen Candles’ because of the way a woman was spoken about and portrayed.

Add in ‘Frosty the Snowman’ because it’s not a snow woman.

“If it’s on the radio, I mean, you have the option of switching to another station while it’s on. If there’s any song that you don’t like just do that and come back to it when you’re done,” said Tyler.

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Waterbury Wonder

I can provide the answer for all of you. Around 7 or 8 years ago, American colleges and universities began offering curriculum and degrees in a discipline known as Social Engineering. What you are seeing is the lunacy that results from indoctrination of the weak and narrow-minded individuals who pursue such an absurd discipline.

Baby It's Dumb AF Outside

Who is Jessica
Who is Tyler
Who is calling for a ban
What is the extent of the proposed ban
Name one substantiated example of someone calling for this
Hire any editor

soccermom123

[angry] Where does it end. These are childhood classics and if someone's screws are loose enough to believe these are offensive then they should just change the channel and not ruin it for the rest of us.

jsoules

I am offended by the people trying to take away mine as well as millions of other people's childhood. We watched these shows and listened to the songs year after year after year and it's amazing that we didn't become bullies, racists, misogynists, or sexual predators because of it.
Leave my childhood alone!

Jogot

We need to stop this! I will not allow anyone to tell me what I can say, watch, listen to, believe or practice. That is for the communist countries. Last I checked we are still a free country. Although, I don't know for how long at this rate. If the courts have ruled that TV and video games do not cause children to act out then how can they suddenly be saying that a Christmas special or Christmas song is giving children the idea to rape or bully or sexually harass? If they stop playing these songs and movies than you must remove all violent and aggressive video games from being played in homes and arcades. As well as removing all sexually graphic comic books, video games and pornographic magazines. Because even though they are rated R and restricted to adults, how can you be sure that children are not seeing these things in their home and immediately going out and molesting women! Do you see where this is going AMERICA?

Jogot

We need to stop this! I am one person who will not allow the PC Correctness weirdo's out there to dictate to me what I can say and how I can say it. They will not tell me what I can watch and listen to. That is called communism! If the courts have ruled that TV and video games do not cause children to act out then how can they suddenly be saying that a Christmas special or Christmas song is giving children the idea to rape or bully or sexually harass? If they stop playing these songs and movies than you must remove all violent and aggressive video games from being played in homes and arcades. As well as removing all sexually graphic comic books, video games and pornographic magazines. Because even though they are rated R and restricted to adults, how can you be sure that children are not seeing these things in their home and immediately going out and molesting women! Do you see where this is going AMERICA?

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