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Fiona Apple Updates "The Christmas Song" for 2016

Fiona Apple has written some alternate lyrics for the holiday standard “The Christmas Song” (sometimes referred to as “Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire”). Originally composed in 1945 by Bob Wells and Mel Tormé and made famous by Nat King Cole, the song has become a perennial favorite covered by everyone from Bing Crosby to Celine Dion, SWV to Twisted Sister.

Now, inspired by all the batshittery and what-the-fuckery that has become commonplace since the election, Apple has crafted some new lyrics that are far more suitable for the holiday season in 2016.


Merry Christmas.

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