Couple Rewrites 'Baby It's Cold Outside' To Make A Point About Consent


Christmas carols are my jam. I crank that ish up to a 10 the moment Thanksgiving dinner is cleared off the table.

I know them all by heart, and I'm not embarrassed to scream them at the top of my lungs as police pursue me in a high speed chase on the 405.

That said, "Baby It's Cold Outside" is kind of messed up, right?

You gotta wonder what was going through songwriter Frank Loesser's head when he penned the 1944 song.

"Say, what's in this drink?"

What indeed, Loesser? I have some questions and, I assume, so do the police.

Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski, a couple from Minnesota, told CNN that the original lyrics didn't really sit well with them. So they wrote up a new version in which it's totally OK to tell a guy "no."

They ended up writing the charming song in just an hour and recorded it in only 15 minutes.

I'v gotta say, it is truly an improvement on the original call-and-response duet -- even if he does suggest that their next date can take place at the Cheesecake Factory.

Liza said that she and her boyfriend have read comments from people who have never realized that the original "Baby It's Cold Outside" is super not OK.


Liza said,

I hope it will be on people's minds and that people will donate to charity or do some volunteer work at shelters or sexual assault centers. Like, if you think about this and you think it's a problem, definitely step out of your comfort zone and do something and help someone.

The best rewrite has to be this:

What's in this drink? Pomegranate La Croix.

Perhaps for their next song, the couple could take on Grease's "Summer Nights."

"Did she put up a fight?" What kind of question is that, T-Birds?!

Citations: Couple emphasizes consent in clever 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' remix (Mashable)