Saturday, December 02, 2006


Ray Nissen won the 2006 "Wrappie" Award - he was the first person to report hearing The Waitresses' "Christmas WRapping" song in a public space. i've dropped off the $100 to the Hoboken Public Library in his honor.

but the reports keep coming in:

Chris, Don't know if there is already a winner, but Josh Roy Brown of Big Indian N.Y. heard Christmas Wrapping at the Toyota Dealership in Kingston NY today Dec. 5th at 2:20 EST as he reported to me to forward to you. Take Care. Betsy Friedman of Betsy and Baker

hey Chris-
how are you?
did anyone win the contest yet?
I heard Christmas Wrapping while driving on 95 South from Boston in the snowstorm this morning.
I figured someone else must have heard it before today.
Hope all is well-
cool story about the guitar

After all that emailing about Kansas, etc. I heard Xmas Wrappings at a bar called Kettle of Fish in the West Village near my work about an hour ago. Had a few in me and wasn't near a computer so I hijacked the owners cell phone and called you at home. Did I win? Hope so.

Me: (uncharacteristically excited) Is this Christmas Wrapping?

Bartender: Yeah. Why?

Me: I know this guy!

Bartender: Sounds like a girl.


It's 11:09 AM 12/1 and I'm hearing Xmas Wrapping on XM Radio here at work in our production dept.


Krys O.

WCBS am 880, 7:11 am, today!


Hey Chris- "Christmas Wrapping" heard at 7:14 this morning on WCBS Radio. The only problem- it was the background behind a news story. It ran about 1:30 or so. So I can't take credit for hearing it in its entirety- but I can help you with the royalties!

Hope all is well.

Bill Corney
aka "Artie Fufkin, POS Records"

Hey Chris
I heard Xmas Wrapping at around 6:20pm today, 11/30/06, in the Toy Space toy store on 7th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn.


I don't know if this qualifies but...

Jim Testa

Do I win for seeing something written about it on the internet?

So far the what's the matter with Kansas is the food and the weather. Arf, arf, arf, bb

… wanted to let you know I heard yer xmas song at
Shop Rite in Livingston, NJ on Friday, December 1st.
Probably around 1pm as I was helping my mom out.

Hope yer well and the royalty checks are a flowin'!

Ken Beck
Bar/None Records

Hi Chris,

I was at my son Matthew's kindergarten class for a pre-Thanksgiving feast on Wednesday Nov. 22nd. The radio was playing at a low volume, but I clearly the horn section of "Christmas Wrapping," and I thought of you. It wasn't until yesterday that Nikki told me about the Wrappie Award, and I'm really pissed that I didn't know about it. (Just kidding).

Happy holidays, CB, see you soon.



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Blogger CBeezwax said...

MM just left a message on my cellabout 7:55pm saying she was listening to the song on WKDD 98.1 in NEO.


9:12 PM  

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