File this one not under the war on Christmas, but under the war on guns. By now you’ve probably been driven crazy by the incessant drone of Christmas music everywhere you go since Thanksgiving (at least). Hang in there, it’s about to stop for another year.
One song you’ve been hearing less of this year, though, is ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Chistmas’. The song was written in 1951 by Meredith Wilson.
Who would have thought the song, first popularized by Der Bingle himself, could somehow become controversial? Well, this is 2019, after all.
Thanks to the mention of a firearm in one line of the song’s lyrics, Mood Media (which owns elevator music provider Muzak and pumps tunes into retailers and other businesses around the country) has zapped the song.
As CNN reports . . .
This year, Mood Media is pulling “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” from its holiday playlists because the song includes a lyric about guns: “A pair of hop-a-long boots and a pistol that shoots.”
“What you don’t play can’t hurt you,” [Muzak DJ Danny] Turner said.