Samantha Tata
October 31, 2013

Out with “gay” and in with “fun.”

Those are the directives from a popular card and keepsake company giving a centuries-old Christmas carol a modern makeover because without the change, the company said, the word’s multiple meanings “could leave our intent open to misinterpretation.”

The 4-inch “Holiday Sweater” Keepsake Ornament in the shape of a thick, red Christmas pullover – replete with jingly bells across the chest – reads, “Don we now our FUN apparel!”

But as anyone familiar with the traditional tune knows, the original lyric is sung, “Don we now our gay apparel.”

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