Christmas Eve Philadelphia

I’ve always also posted the two greatest Christmas songs of all time on Christmas Eve. Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses and Christmas in Hollis (immortalized in Die Hard – the greatest Christmas movie) by Run-DMC.

The Guardian posted the story about the creation of Christmas Wrapping this year. The composer wanted nothing to do with a Christmas song, and never expected it would amount to anything. Now it’s one of the most popular Christmas songs with those of us who grew up in the 80’s.

Patty Donohue, the lead singer, passed away in 1996 from cancer. She was only forty years old.

And movie fan should remember this song from Die Hard, when Argyle is driving John McClane to Nakatomi Plaza.

Here’s hoping your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are festive.

It’s Time For The Wrapping

There are two certainties on Christmas Eve here; there will be the link to NORAD Tracks Santa, and the posting of my two all-time favorite Christmas songs.

First up, is Christmas Wrapping, by The Waitresses. It doesn’t get a ton of airtime on the Christmas music stations, but it certainly should. A terribly underrated song, in my opinion.

The other song is below the fold…

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Last-Minute Wrapping

My second traditional Christmas Eve post is a rehash of my favorite Christmas song of all time; namely, Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses. Yes, I posted this a week or so ago, but the tradition continues, repetitiveness be damned!

My runner-up is an odd choice, but my kids love it as much as the mainstream Christmas songs.

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I’ll Be Your Waitress Tonight

There are few absolutes in life. McDonald’s fries are the best fast food fries, the Cubs will always let you down, and Christmas Wrapping is the greatest Christmas song, evah.

The local Christmas music stations – Philly has two of them – do play this brilliant tune from The Waitresses, albeit sparingly, but I have been lucky enough to hear it three times so far this season. It always makes me smile.

I post this song every year on Christmas Eve, and this year will be no different, but since no one reads the blog on Christmas Eve, I wanted to post it tonight. Enjoy!

Now if the stations can just play Christmas in Hollis, I’ll be set.