Embracing the Spirit of Inclusion During the Holiday Season
In today’s world, being politically correct and avoiding offense has become paramount. As we navigate through this PC culture, we encounter revised versions of traditional Christmas carols transformed into “Winter Songs” to ensure their sensitivity and inclusivity.
Let’s take a light-hearted look at the “Top Ten Politically Correct Christmas Carols”:
“O Holiday Tree”
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Day of Winter”
“Frosty the Snowperson”
“Chestnuts Roasting on a Safely Contained, Continuously Monitored Eco-Friendly, Nontoxic outdoor fire (for which I do have a Permit)”
“Higher Power Rest ye Merry Gentlemen”
## “Grandma Allegedly Got Run Over by an unidentified non-human perpetrator”
“Deck the Halls with Boughs of Unidentified foliage (if office policy permits)”
“Hark! The Herald Mythical Winged Creature Sings”
“I saw Mommy Greeting Santa Claus with a Purely Platonic Expression of Inoffensive mutual affection”
“I’ll Be Home for a short period of time in December”
While these politically correct Christmas carols are meant to be amusing, they also highlight how the meanings of our favorite tunes can change in today’s politically correct climate.
It’s worth noting that when I first published this blog post on December 24, 2015, the text was considered fairly difficult to read according to the Yoast SEO compliant score. However, as times have changed, it’s evident that what is considered readable has evolved.
Fast forward to 2020, where the Flesch Reading Ease test now deems this article as good to read. This observation speaks volumes about the ongoing changes in our PC world.
Non-Specific Winter Carols instead of Christmas Carols
In these uncertain times, let us remember to pray for our nation. The world may grow darker before it sees the light, but may your own light continue to shine brightly. It’s almost surprising that the card title did not suggest using “Non-Specific Winter Carols” instead of Christmas Carols. Nonetheless, this seems to be the current trend.
The Importance of Staying True to Our Values
As a conservative individual who adheres to Biblically correct principles, political correctness is not my focus. Rather than worrying about offending people, my concerns lie in pleasing and honoring God. My duty is to convey His message, not simply to tell people what they want to hear. I strive to share the truth according to His will, not my own.
Correct Christmas Carol Names
Here are the traditional Christmas carol names that we are familiar with. While they may remain unchanged for now, it’s worth mentioning that they could potentially be subject to alteration in the future if the push for political correctness persists:
- O Christmas Tree
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- Frosty the Snowman
- Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
- Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer
- Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas
And just a friendly FYI, when we say “Happy Holidays,” we are essentially wishing others “Happy Holy Days.”
Reuse or Recycle those Greeting Cards!
Unsure about what to do with your leftover greeting cards? Consider this creative idea: think green and find ways to reuse or recycle those Christmas cards!
Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas!
First published on December 24, 2015. Last updated or republished on December 3, 2020.