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The Waitresses' members were in the middle of a tour behind "I Know What Boys Like" when "Christmas Wrapping" took over the radio in 1981. David Corio/Redferns hide caption

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Crate-digger and director Mitchell Kezin shows off one of his Christmas finds in a still from his documentary, Jingle Bell Rocks! Elaine Littman/Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

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Nick Lowe's Christmas album is called Quality Street. He's currently touring the U.S. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cantigas performs live in NPR's Studio 1. Colin Marshall/NPR hide caption

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The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. Courtesy of Rhonda R. Dorsett hide caption

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