Trying to stay in the Christmas Spirit, despite a nasty cold brings up today’s blog entry. Yesterday, over on Facebook, I posted the following update.
During the Christmas Season, you can expect to hear all the versions of the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” written by Frank Loesser in 1949 and covered by dozens and dozens performers since then. The duet song has been responsible for bringing different male and female singers together for decades.
In recent years, the song that started out as “flirting” song of the 1940s and 1950s has been criticized due to the nature of the lyrics set against a background and culture of the 2010s. The lyrics suggest “date rape” and sexual predators in this “modern age”. Thus, my Facebook “status update”.
But, actor/comedian Bill Murray, recently brought the song back to it’s “flirting roots” and the clever patter of two consenting adults in his version of the song, featuring female vocalist, Jenny Lewis. performed on his 2015 Netflix Christmas special, “A Very Murray Christmas”.
If you have Netflix Streaming service, I recommend the offbeat Christmas special showcasing Murray’s “lounge-singer” personae and an ensemble cast of talented musicians and singers. (And Miley Cyrus and George Clooney)
If you don’t have Netflix…the version of “Baby” is available on YouTube and here at OTRWD as a video “Diversion” for Christmas.