What Song Has The Lyrics 'Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, But I Think I'll Miss This One This Year?' What Girl Band Performed It?

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Lucy Burroughs answered
The song you're thinking of is Christmas Wrapping by American new wave band, The Waitresses.
Christmas Wrapping was written by Chris Butler in 1981. It was first released on Christmas compilation album A Christmas Record, and then again a year later on The Waitresses' EP, I Could Rule the World if I Could only Get the Parts.
The lyrics are written from the perspective of a young single woman who is intent on spending Christmas alone, abstaining from all holiday activities other than Christmas dinner.

The song has been covered by the following artists:
  • Spice Girls (Melanie C and Emma Bunton only)
  • Glee (2011 cast)
  • Kate Nash
  • The Donnas (included, along with the original, on the Shrek Christmas album Shrek The Halls
  • Miranda Cosgrove

About The Waitresses

The Waitresses were a new wave band from Ohio, lead by guitarist and songwriter Chris Butler. Patty Donahue was the lead vocalist, and they were active between 1978 and 1984.
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Katie Harry answered
The lyrics Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, But I Think I'll Skip This One This Year is known to be from the song named “Christmas Wrapping”. This song is a Christmas song which is written by Chris Butler and was recorded in the year 1981 by the band known as “The Waitresses”. This song was first released in 1981.

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