Monday, December 18, 2006

A Classic Christmas Special That Never Was

This time of year, the airwaves and cable bandwidth are saturated with holiday specials and movies, many of them based on popular and well know seasonal tunes, for example Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. As I listening to The Waitresses' Christmas Wrapping, I wondered why no one has ever turned that song, with its tale of a series of romantic "near misses" culminating in a chance encounter at the grocery store on Christmas Eve, into a TV movie. It would make a great light romantic comedy perfect for, say, Lifetime. The story's all right there in the lyrics, just waiting for a good writer to add some details.
Honestly, I'm really surprised no one has thought of it in the two and half decades since that song was recorded.

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