Just a quick note to report that my favourite radio in Paris, TSF Jazz, was playing a jazz version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town today (while I was making dinner, in fact).
I don't know what to think of this. As some of you may know, I take Christmas music very seriously and adhere to strict rules regarding its use and consumption: it must begin after Thanksgiving dinner, be played exclusively over the next six weeks, and stop when the tree is being taken down on or on the Epiphany, whichever is later. Santa Claus, being broadcast on national radio, during Lent, is an abomination.
I can reach three reasonable conclusions about this:
1. The radio station staff are uninformed about the rules regarding Christmas music.
2. The radio station staff do not realise that it is a song about Christmas.
3. The song is a kind of code message, signalling some kind of invasion/underground political event/alien attack.
We now return to our previously scheduled broadcast of Little Peter Cottontail.
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