This Day in Music, Seven Days of Christmas: Christmas Wrapping

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"Christmas Wrapping," by The Waitresses, was first released in 1981 on the compilation album A Christmas Record on ZE Records, written soon after the birth of rap music in that style, hence the word "wrapping" in the title.

The song was covered by the Spice Girls in 1998 as a B-side for their single "Goodbye".

The Waitresses were an experimental new wave band from Akron, Ohio. The group was led by guitarist/songwriter Chris Butler with lead vocals performed by Patty Donahue. The Waitresses also recorded the theme song to the television program Square Pegs. Sadly Donahue died of lung cancer at the age of 40 on December 9, 1996.

This is a great Christmas record!

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A former musician, Neil was in the 80's group The Cheaters who were once signed to EMI's Parlophone label, and released three albums. He was also a radio presenter and is still a regular music pundit on various BBC stations. Neil is the founder of the award winning web site This Day in Music which is…

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