I promise that this is my last Xmas tune.
In 1967/8, while at the University of Alabama, I relunctantlly agreed with the new choral director to put on a Xmas concert. I did arrangements such as this one, plus "We Three Kings Rock" and "Hark, the Angel Harold Swings" hoping to offend and/or have everybody in the audience (of that very conservative area) running for the doors. A few did leave, saying the music was "sacreligious." However, that sacriledge became an annual tradition that marks the beginning of the season and still goes on today.
Go to this web site if you are curious to hear a controverial arrangement.