We’ve all done it. Whether it be a birthday present, something from that aunt who won’t stop treating you like a piece of taffy and tearing at your cheeks, or from your Secret Santa at work, we’ve all re-gifted. Re-gifting is when we take a gift we’ve received and give it to someone else in the guise of a new one. While such a concept seems sneaky, many were introduced to it by the sitcom Seinfeld in 1995. Since then, re-gifting has grown for so many reasons with 34% of Americans now claiming they too re-gift.
As this concept expands through the years, The Girls with Glasses add a refreshing dose of comedy to the re-gifting practice and are back this holiday season with their witty take on this unique gift exchange.
With today being National Re-Gifting Day (the third Thursday in December—huzzah!), the hilarious duo behind the fresh and innovative web-series, The Girls with Glasses are back with a holiday parody cleverly tackling the polarizing topic. Breathing life and modern wit into Wham’s 1986 classic “Last Christmas”, Summer Bellessa and Brooke White show viewers the laughable reality of this green concept.
The girls spill the truth on re-gifting with lyrics like, “Last Christmas I gave you some socks/But the very next day you gave them away/This year I’m gonna pull a gift from my rear and I’ll pick you up something special”.
Through exploring the topic, Bellessa and White go through the embarrassment of re-gifting for friends but prove with comical lyrics and heart how the sentiment is what matters most at the end of the day, and that such an exchange isn’t so bad after all (“Unless you’re running low on time or money, then well I guess I understand/In fact, it helps me out when I don’t have anything on hand/So, what I’m trying to say is thank you, it is special”).
The girls deliver another parody that is not only darling and perfect for that holiday rush, but perhaps one of the more refreshing Christmas parodies in recent years because of its growing relevance in pop culture and a budgetary structure many face. Directed by Kerry Bellessa and produced by Kevin Haaland, the track was written by the girls themselves and stars the two of them, along with their family members.
In keeping with the holiday spirit, in an exclusive with The Hudsucker, Brooke White chatted with our very own Elizabeth Rosalyn The earlier this week and discussed her latest passion project, Never Grow Up—an album collaboration with some of her talented musical friends that benefits Operation Underground Railroad. Be sure to grab your copy this Christmas and gift someone you love.
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Have you ever re-gifted? Did you caught? Were you a victim of re-gifting? Share your tale with us in the comments below.