Culture of offence: Christmas classics in the crosshairs

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Music is as much a part of the Christmas season as nativity scenes, snow and Santa grottos.

But some seasonal songs are now associated more with causing offence than festive cheer, and last week a U.S. radio station pulled “Baby It’s Cold Outside” from its playlist after objections from listeners.

Here are three festive classics that have proved contentious.

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The irreverent Pogues and Kirsty MacColl classic regularly tops lists of favourite Christmas songs, but there have been calls for it to be banned...


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Culture of offence: Christmas classics in the crosshairs


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