“Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses, first released in 1981. Vocalist: Patty Donahue (1956 — 1996). Writer: Chris Butler. The title is a play on Kurtis Blow’s “Christmas Rappin’,” as is the spoken delivery. There are versions by The Spice Girls and the cast of the TV show Glee.
“Scrooge Writes a Christmas Song: The ‘Christmas Wrapping’ Story,” Carl Wiser, Songfacts
“NE Ohio Band The Waitresses Score a Christmas Favorite,”IdeaStream.org
“The Roots of Indie: The Waitresses,” James Stafford, Diffuser.fm
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