In the last year, the MeToo movement has led the charge in women speaking openly about sexual harassment, which in turn has caused a number of prominent men in powerful positions to lose their positions of power. Now there are questions on whether the Christmas song "Baby, It's Cold Outside," which was first recorded in 1944, should no longer be played due to its lyrics. Since the 40s, the song has been recorded by dozens of popular artists. WDOK Christmas 102.1 in Cleveland, Ohio cited complaints by listeners in pulling the song from its airwaves last week. Denver's KOSI-FM also stopped playing the song but has since recanted, also citing listener feedback. “We value the opinion of all our listeners and appreciate the feedback we received,” said KOSI 101.1 Program Director, Jim Lawson in a media release. “Respondents voted 95 percent in favor of us keeping the song. While we are sensitive to those who may be upset by some of the lyrics, the majority of … [Read more...] about Poll: Should the MeToo movement kill off a 1940s era Christmas song?
HTV National Desk Published 7:19 am PST, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Constant Christmas songs are bad for your mental health 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Before you decide it's time to put on your favorite "Christmas Tunes" playlist, experts are warning that hearing Christmas songs on repeat, like you might while shopping over the festive period, could be bad for your mental health. "Music goes right to our emotions immediately and it bypasses rationality. Christmas music is likely to irritate people if it's played too loudly and too early," clinical psychologist Linda Blair told Sky News. "It might make us feel that we're trapped – it's a reminder that we have to buy presents, cater for people and organize celebrations. Some people will react to that by making impulse purchases, which the retailers like. Others might just walk out of the shop. It's a risk." Of course, if we walk … [Read more...] about Constant Christmas songs are bad for your mental health
By Rex Crum | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupNovember 13, 2018 at 5:59 am from Stephen Colbert, and the Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, at the start of last night’s “Late Show”…Maybe you’re a little tired of “Jingle Bells.” If so, here are some alternatives to the traditional Christmas tunes that appear around this time of the year…Some of your common foods can double as cleaning products…Four crashes in four years? That how many times a vehicle has plowed into the front of this Florida boutique store. Report an error Policies and Standards Contact Us … [Read more...] about Off Topic: Stan Lee tributes, Christmas songs, Foods that clean, storefront crash
Google data suggests Brits are already getting in the Christmas spirit, with searches for festive songs spiking sharply since Halloween.The search giant said it had already seen the start of the annual spike in interest for the term “Christmas songs”, and said Jingle Bells topped the list for searches in the United Kingdom.According to Google, the 10 most-searched Christmas songs since 2004 are as follows:1. Jingle Bells (various)2. Fairytale of New York (The Pogues featuring Kirsty McColl)4. All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey)6. Silent Night (various)8. Winter Wonderland (various)10. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (Wizzard)Google said it had seen an increased volume of search traffic for “Christmas” each year since 2004.The company said it was difficult to pinpoint a date at which people typically start searching for Christmas songs, but data from its Google Trends dashboard suggests it started to increase slowly from late July this year. … [Read more...] about Brits are already searching for Christmas songs – and these are their favourites
It is the most wonderful time of the year! It is time to enjoy the Holidays with friends and family, time for fun and games, time to share a lovely meal, time to wave 2013 goodbye as we welcome the new year and anything it may bring.It is also time to take a look at some Christmas and Holiday-themed apps – apps that can make your holidays more fun and enjoyable. Go give them a try and let us know which ones you like the most. Is there a Holiday app we've somehow missed? Tell us about it in the comments! 10 Holiday apps for Android 10 Holiday apps for Android 1. Google Santa Tracker Santa is already riding in his sled, bringing gifts to all the kids who have been good this year. Want to track him as he travels? Cool! Then here's an app built just for that by his jolly developer elves. And while you wait for him to pass by your home as well, try the app's built-in mini games. Download 2. Snowflake Here's an app for making your own virtual paper snowflakes! Create your … [Read more...] about 10 Android apps for a merry Christmas and happy Holidays