Do kids actually get coal for Christmas? According to the songs, it’s a problem.
What’d I do?! wails The Pipettes in their groovy pop “Getting Coal for Christmas.” If you don’t like it, it’s ‘cuz you weren’t in the audience that night!
Girl pop (’80s style) also whines about “Coal in My Fishnet Stocking.” Palmyra Delran casts about for reasons why this travesty of Jesus’ Day was allowed. I think she blames Santa.
Yarou raps the concern in “Coal,” a mission statement on the intolerance of injustice. Strap in, you’re not gonna wanna missit.