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Traditional Christmas Tunes Were Just Given a Major 'Progressive' Makeover


"Don't walk the streets of Whoville. You might fight a cop the Whos will not indict."

YouTube star Jon Cozart released "Progressive Christmas Carols" on Thursday, a video that features him singing amended, politically themed versions of some of the holiday season's biggest hits. From Santa making a list of "gluten-free foods" to a quip about Jesus supporting the NRA, the lyrics are sure to stir some debate.

"Progressive Santa's coming to town. He's 50 different races, and all for tax reform. He'll protect all your children — well as long as they've been born," Cozart sang during his brief rendition of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town."

And that's only one example from the nearly five-minute clip, which has already attracted more than 500,000 views on YouTube.

Race is just one of the other themes that emerges, with his version of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" proclaiming, "Don't walk the streets of Whoville. You might fight a cop the Whos will not indict."

Cozart hasn't outlined his precise intentions in producing the video, though the Huffington Post reported that it is "a new series of Christmas carols for the progressive-minded individuals out there."

But in 2013, Cozart described himself as a former Ron Paul supporter who is now middle-of-the-road, so it's unclear who, exactly, the clip is aiming to captivate.

"I don't like Sarah Palin the politician, but I do love her as a person. She's fascinating," he told the Daily Beast. "I was a big supporter of Ron Paul during the Republican nomination process, but after the way the Republicans treated him I've grown apathetic to politics. I'm more in the middle now than I've ever been before."

Watch "Progressive Christmas Carols" below: 

(H/T: Huffington Post)

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