ASCAP’s Top 25 "Holiday" Songs

Well, folks…”the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) — the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization representing over 330,000 music creators and copyright owners…announced its Top 25 most performed holiday songs for the past five years…”  And, wadda ya know?  All 25 of them are…Christmas songs!  I, for one, am shocked!

Based on ASCAP’s politically-correct press release, we can anticipate they (or some other liberal organization whose name begins with the letters ACLU) might soon seek to impose faith-based preferences on radio stations to ensure that lesser-known holidays get their fair quota of airplay.

Of course, since these other holidays haven’t inspired anywhere near the same volume of songwriting over the centuries, they’ll have to rely on that old time-honored tradition of the Left – abscond with reality and replace it with a cheap imitation in the attempt to manipulate people into accepting their liberal philosophy.  So don’t say I didn’t warn you if one of these days you tune-in to your favorite radio station at Christmastime and hear:

  • “Away in a manger, no crib for His bed, the little Lord Mahavira lay down His sweet head…” 
  • Or, “You better watch out. You better not cry. Better not pout. I’m telling you why…Abu al Aid is coming to town…”
  • Or, “I’m dreaming of a white solstice…”

I sent this email off to ASCAP:

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Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 6:00 PM

To: kreynolds@cooperkatz.com

Dear Kathleen Reynolds,

I publish a blog called Where’s Christmas? which highlights and exposes politically-correct euphemistic references to, and attacks on Christmas.

I read ASCAP’s 11-24-08 press release entitled “ASCAP UNWRAPS TOP 25 HOLIDAY SONGS” and couldn’t help but notice that it never uses the word “Christmas”, but uses the words “Holiday(s)” or “seasonal” twelve times in describing the 25 songs on your list and Christmas.

Of the 25 songs listed, 10 include the word “Christmas” in their titles.  While the remaining 15 songs don’t contain the word “Christmas” in their titles they are all, nevertheless, written and performed for the celebration of Christmas.

It’s hard to imagine that ASCAP’s decision to ignore Christmas is anything other than a deliberate effort to ignore the very event that prompts such a press release – the joyful celebration of Christmas.  Please explain why ASCAP has decided to completely eliminate the word “Christmas” from its vocabulary.  Has the Grinch taken-over control at ASCAP?

I will be happy to post your response on my blog.

Merry Christmas!

Todd Roper

I’ll post their response as soon as I receive it.  Feel free to express your opinion to Kathleen Reynolds.

I wonder how far down the list you would have to go before you got to a non-Christmas “Holiday” song?  Other than Adam Sandler’s Chanukah Song, I can’t think of any possible candidates.

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