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"O Stock Exchange" and Other Christmas Carol Protest Songs

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

(Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

(Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

'O Stock Exchange, O Stock Exchange, how greedy are your brokers?' That was just one of several protest Christmas Carols that a group of low income New Yorkers sang on Wall Street today. The group wants financial firms to pay a tax on all stock transfers, so that the money can be used to fund job programs in struggling neighborhoods with high unemployment rates. They say a stock transfer tax has been proposed by both the House and the Senate.

Here is their version of O Christmas Tree:

Here is their version of Jingle Bells:

Here is their version of Deck the Halls:

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