The recommendation is to use HA-HA-HA instead.
Can you just picture it? Santa screaming HA-HA-HA like a maniac? Possibly scaring the reindeer right off the float?
I can't help but think of some other Christmassy words that could be eliminated from seasonal tunes:
- don we now our gay apparel (from Deck the Halls)
Frosty the snowman, is a fairy tale they say (from Frosty the Snowman)
to save us all from Satan's power (from God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)
This is crazy (or maybe I am not supposed to use that word).