It’s the day after Christmas and presents are unwrapped. Today I wanted to share some thoughts about the song “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses. It’s one of only two songs I know of theirs.
The song is talking about the struggles of a busy year and spending Christmas alone. This 1981 song is not like a lot of other Christmas songs. I have to admit I didn’t originally follow the story in it. I had to sit and listen to the words one day to figure them out.
We live in a world where so many people are trying to stick to some tradition to make their holiday parties and other family events the same as they had as kids. This song just breaks the cycle, showing that sometimes we need to walk away from the ideal, or what everyone tells us we should do.
I hope you find this song a great inspiration when you hear it, an inspiration that we are all different in this world. Sometimes when you walk away from what you hear everyone telling you the world is supposed to be like and embrace who you really are, the world will come together for you.
Most of this song talks about being single, and the troubles from the year. When I listen to it this year, I’m glad I am celebrating this first Christmas with my wife since we got married.
We had a great dinner this year on Christmas Eve that included extended family and friends. I’m so glad I was able to share it with my wife, daughter, and father-in-law, as well as my brother-in-law and his new wife. My step-sons were with their father for the beginning of the evening but finished off with us and we were a large group. What a blessed year!
I hope you wrapped up your Christmas in the way you wanted this year.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those share life with. Get ready to live like a RockStar in 2013.