It's the end of the festive season, which means the winter tunes, such as "Winter Wonderland" and "Jingle Bells" and "Sleigh Ride" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" are out of the rotation until Hallowe'en.

In light, though, of the controversy over the last named tune (a controversy that Jaya Saxena labels "boring as hell") and with the playlists reverting to form: as a Northern Star columnist also unimpressed by the controversy noting, "Some of the Top 40 Hit Songs talk about sex and use explicit language, yet they are on the radio, and no one is banning them. Like the song F*** You by Cee Lo Green, the explicit version of the song uses the F-word many times and yet no one calls to ban it." There's probably an opportunity for radio stations to push the envelope by, oh, introducing the weather forecast on those days you know are going to come between now and Easter, with ...

Enjoy. It's just over a month until pitchers and catchers report.

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