Maybe Christian college students should just start ignoring politically correct administrators.

Jennifer Kabbany reports at the College Fix.

At tree-lighting ceremonies, one university forbids Christian song, another deletes word ‘Christmas’

At one university, a student Christian a cappella group was not allowed to sing a song about Jesus at a campus tree-lighting ceremony. At another, the tree-lighting event was renamed to delete the word “Christmas” from its title.

All in the name of being “inclusive.”

At James Madison University, the “Into Hymn” Christian a cappella group was told it could only sing a secular song at the public school’s annual “Unity Tree” lighting ceremony hosted Friday, The Breeze campus newspaper reports.

The controversial song the Christian singers wanted to sing? “Mary, Did You Know,” which includes the stanzas “Mary, did you know that your baby boy would one day walk on water? Mary, did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters?”

Songs the group could have sung included “Frosty the Snowman,” “Winter Wonderland” or “Jingle Bells,” but singers balked at that list after having spent time practicing “Mary, Did You Know,” The Breeze reports.

“We represent the Christian faith; that is what our music is all about,” said senior Michaela Kim, a member of Into Hymn. The group declined to sing at the event.

They have since released a recording of their “Mary, Did You Know” rendition, saying on their Facebook page that “we are thankful for a faith that is politically incorrect, for if we were trying to win the approval of man, we would not be followers of Christ.”

Bill Wyatt, spokesman for the university, told the campus newspaper “JMU is a public university, so because it was a school-sponsored event, the song choice needed to be secular.”

Meanwhile, over at the University of Mississippi, its annual “A Grand Ole Christmas” tree-lighting ceremony last week was renamed “Hotty Toddy Holiday,” with an event organizer telling the campus NewsWatch Ole Miss: “Grand Ole Christmas – it connoted too much Christianity on campus and so we wanted to have a more inclusive environment for the holidays this year.”