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Mommy kissing Santa Claus

I always perceived the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" as a kid sneaking downstairs in hopes to see Santa, and winding up seeing their dad dressed up as Santa, but they don't realize it. I always thought it was obvious that the child mistook their dad dressed up as Santa for the real thing, because as we all know, Santa doesn't exist. And it's not uncommon for dads to dress up as Santa on Christmas to surprise their kids. So no, the singer didn't literally see Mommy kissing Santa Claus, she's not cheating on her husband (because how can she be cheating on him with someone who doesn't exist?) she saw her mom kissing her dad dressed up as Santa. How is that creepy and sexist?

And as for the Mariah Carey song, is it really so horrible and sexist for a woman to sing about loving someone, and not wanting material things for christmas and only wanting them? Might as well call every single love song ever recorded by a woman creepy sexist solely because the lyrics don't include her other interests. Besides, how does the author of that article know that she's specifically singing about a man? Or maybe she's singing about her boyfriend or husband who is in the military, and he's deployed during Christmas? My husband used to be in the military and one Christmas he was away, and all I literally wanted that Christmas was for him to be home. Is that so sexist and creepy?

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