However, these two notable feminists are singing a totally updated and empowering version of the tune. Legend rewrote the lyrics and got his Voice costar to join him on the vocals. In his Vanity Fair December cover story, Legend revealed a sneak peek of the new words.
Though October is early to start promoting a holiday album, Legend is embracing it and is so excited for it to be released.
In 2014, Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé attempted to make the song more innocent.
The song has been covered multiple times by plenty of artists. Some ignore the controversial lyrics, and others tried to update. Michael Bublé joined Idina Menzel on her holiday album for a cover of the duet and changed a few of the lyrics to be kid-friendly. Then for the music video, they added dancing kids to drive home the change in the tune.
The original is totally creepy and was in desperate need of an update.
The song from 1944 was an example of the sexist times, and its debut in Neptune's Daughter (1949) proves it. While the original tune hints at date rape and pressuring women into staying longer than they'd like, the new version is totally appropriate in the #metoo era. Legend's Christmas album is available for preorder now and drops on November 8.