Totally get what you're saying because I did read the analysis. But my point is...what about most of the people out there in the world listening to this song in 2018 who DIDN'T read the analysis? On a casual listen, I think it it's more likely that someone, without benefit of context set out by articles like this, would say that one person is trying to pressure another into doing something he/she doesn't want to do. I just don't think most people listen to their radios or Christmas albums and sit there and analyse what they are hearing. If they did, we'd hear a lot of less of MAME's "We Need A Little Christmas" at this time of year.
So that's why, as terrific a song as this is, I understand when people find it icky in the face of #metoo and decide that it's time to retire it.