Holy Smoke

Why children need proper Christmas carols, not hideous agitprop

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In This Episode

It’s time for the Holy Smoke Christmas episode! The studio is decorated like a Dolly Parton festive special c. 1977, and my guest is the fearless and feisty Anglican church organist Lois Letts. Our theme is the urgent need to save children from the agitprop ‘worship songs’ that crop up in nativity and carol services even in Church of England primary schools, all of which make even Miss Parton’s cheesiest numbers sound like Handel’s Messiah. But be warned: Lois illustrates her point by singing one of them…

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