Get your Christmas carols right

What's with the bastardization of Christmas carols, anyways? The worst offender has to be "Santa Claus is Coming to Town".

Modern day versions totally screw up the chorus. It is not supposed to do the "uptick" on the title line...

Saaaan -- ta Claus is Coming to Town
Saaaaan -- ta Claus is Coming to Town
Santa Claus is Coming to...toooown!

Likewise, "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" is about building a snowman and pretending it is Parson Brown (ie. a Protestant Minister). Despite a half century of re-jigging, the song is not about pretending your snowman is a circus clown.