‘Progressive Christmas Carols’ give dusty old classics a modern update

A holiday mashup that's suited to today's hot topics.


Rae Votta


Published Dec 10, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 12:31 am CDT

Jon Cozart, better known as Paint on YouTube, usually tackles Disney tales with his parody songs, but this year he’s turned his attention to the holiday season with a slew of updated festive jingles.

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Decked out in adorable holiday sweaters, Cozart sings all four parts of these updated carols, which he calls “Progressive Christmas Carols.” The lyrics include a Progressive Santa who’s making a list of gluten free foods, Rudolf as an example of evolution, and a Grinch dealing with racism.

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Not only are these tunes progressive, they’re incredibly catchy. Here’s to you, Cozart, for adding some truth to mirth.

Screengrab via Paint/YouTube.

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*First Published: Dec 10, 2014, 5:54 pm CST