Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Song #65 of 9999 - Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses

Song #65 of 9999

Title: Christmas Wrapping
Artist: The Waitresses
Year: 1981
Album: A Christmas Record

This may be considered a guilty pleasure song. I'm not sure—do other people hate it? I have a soft spot in my heart for The Waitresses. (I have a soft spot in my heart for actual waitresses too, but that's kind of irrelevant.) While not as cool as "I Know What Boys Like," "Christmas Wrapping" a pretty good track. I love the flat delivery of singer Patty Donahue and the "we're not quite over disco" style of the backing band. I like how the horn riff is so off-beat, both figuratively and literally. I also like the double meaning of "wrapping," continuing the tradition of other early-80s white-girl "raps" like Blondie's "Rapture." Anyway, that's about all I have to say about this song. Three more days of Christmas songs I guess...

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