Christmas Wrapping

Album: A Christmas Record (1981)
Charted: 45
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  • Bah Humbug; now that's too strong!
    'Cause it is my favorite holiday.
    But all this year's been a busy blur
    Don't think I have the energy
    To add to my already mad rush
    Just 'cause it's 'tis the season.
    The perfect gift for me would be
    Completions and connections left from last year.
    Ski shop encounter most interesting.
    Had his number but never the time,
    Most of '81 passed along those lines.
    So deck those halls. Trim those trees.
    Raise up cups of Christmas cheer.
    I just need to catch my breath;
    Christmas by myself this year

    Calendar picture. Frozen landscape,
    Chill this room for twenty-four days.
    Evergreens. Sparkling snow.
    Get this winter over with!
    Flash back to spring time saw him again
    Would have been good to go for lunch.
    Couldn't agree when we were both free.
    We tried, we said we'd keep in touch.
    Didn't of course 'till summer time,
    Out to the beach to his boat.
    Could I join him?
    No. This time it was me;
    Sunburn in the third degree.
    Now the calendar's just one page
    Of course I am excited.
    Tonight's the night I've set my mind
    Not to do too much about it.

    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    But I think I'll miss this one this year.
    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    But I think I'll miss this one this year.
    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    But I think I'll miss this one this year.
    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    But I think I'll miss this one this year.

    Hardly dashing through the snow
    'Cause I bundled up too tight.
    Last minute have-to-dos:
    A few cards, a few calls
    Because it's RSVP.
    No, thanks. No party lights.
    It's Christmas Eve, gonna relax,
    Turn down all of my invites.
    Last fall I had a night to myself
    Same guy called; Halloween party.
    Waited all night for him to show.
    This time his car wouldn't go.
    Forget it, it's cold, it's getting late.
    Trudge on home to celebrate.
    In a quiet way unwind.
    Doing Christmas right this time.

    A&P has provided me
    With the world's smallest turkey.
    Already in the oven, nice and hot.
    Oh damn! Guess what I forgot.
    So on with the boots
    Back out in the snow
    To the only all night grocery.
    When what to my wondering eyes should appear
    In the line is that guy I've been chasing all year.
    'Spending this one alone,' he said.
    'Give me a break, this year's been crazy.'
    I said 'Me too, but why are you..
    You mean you forgot cranberries too?'
    Then suddenly we laughed and laughed.
    Caught on to what was happening.
    That Christmas magic's brought this tale
    To a very happy ending.

    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    Couldn't miss this one this year.
    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    Couldn't miss this one this year.
    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    Couldn't miss this one this year.
    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    Couldn't miss this one this year.
    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    Couldn't miss this one this year.
    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    Couldn't miss this one this year.
    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    Couldn't miss this one this year.
    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    Couldn't miss this one this year.
    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    Couldn't miss this one this year.
    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    Couldn't miss this one this year.
    Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
    Couldn't miss this one this year.Writer/s: TERENCE CHRISTOPHER BUTLER
    Publisher: Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Spirit Music Group
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Comments: 11

  • Donny from NjError in the lyrics. It is not "And he provided me..." It is "A & P has provided me...". A & P was a large grocery store chain in the northeast. Still around but I think fewer these days.
  • Myla from San DiegoI love the bass in this song. I think it was done by Tracy Wormworth. Brillant!
  • Tom from Marietta, OhThis song is hard to follow not just because of the pace of the singing, but also because it switches back and forth repeatedly from the current time to flashbacks of the past year. Nevertheless, it is right up there in the top few of my favorite holiday songs.
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxBest to have the lyrics in front of you when you listen to this song, because it's hard to keep up with some of what she's "wrapping."
  • Myla from San Diego, CaNow this is one Christmas song that I never get tired of! Awesome song!
  • Fred from Laurel, MdJerry, you hit it! All true! I dig this song. Is this the same bunch who did, "I Like 'em Big and Stupid"? If not the Waitresses, then it was a somewhat similar group around that time.
  • Preston from Hartford, CtI'm 44 yrs old, and i loved the song the first time i heard it back in 1981.Never understood it cuz she sings so fast..About 5yrs ago around the holidays i wake up about 3'o clock in the morning,i call the radio station & ask them to play the song because i hav'nt heard it in yrs.The dj says the one where the girls chases the guy around all year? I say is that what that song is all about? She say's yes just listen to it.I did and i said to myself this has got to be the only song i heard in my life,that takes you through all four seasons...What a great Christmas song.
  • Mike from Matawan, NjEhhhhh...it ain't bad, but The Kinks 'Father Christmas' shytte's all over this.
  • Jesse from Madison, WiOh come on, admit it - this song is GREAT! Just because it's a Christmas song and everybody hates Christmas music, and blah blah blah, Christmas music is gay and all that, it doesn't hurt to admit that you just LOVE this song because it's great. It provides a memorable sort of melody kind of thing and for whatever reason, I think about it every year around Christmas time, along with all the other Christmas songs issued by contemporary artists of the day. There once was a time when the American people adhered to annual traditions such as Christmas. Listened to Christmas music. Didn't feel gay or left out because they listened to Christmas music. Those days have been erased by the false "coolness" of MTV. I'd say "DIE MTV" but it already has. Let's take back our traditions. If it means "popular" Christmas music because you can't handle traditional Christmas music, then so be it - at least you have a start. Now what about McCartney's and Wham's and Eurythmics' (and all the others who wrote and performed Christmas songs) tunes... BUST 'EM OUT! Don't be afraid!
  • Dan from , NjRight on Jerry
  • Jerry from Brooklyn, NyThere is something bizarrely intrguing about this unusual song. It is kind of silly in some ways, yet it is also charming and touching.
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