Album: I Could Rule The World If I Could Only Get The Parts EP
While “Christmas Wrapping” originally appeared on a ZE records Christmas compilation, I first encountered it in the heady days just after KFSR officially went on the air in 1982. “Christmas Wrapping” was simply part of a Waitresses stopgap EP where — as far as I was concerned — the real hook was their theme song to Square Pegs.
After all, at the time Square Pegs was pretty much the first time anything even remote “our” alt-rock / new wave / whatever sensibility had made it to network TV without being an automatic source of derision. And while if you squinted with enough cynicism, you could see all of the compromises necessary to get it on CBS in the first place, it still felt fresh and funny enough.