Santa Baby

Eartha Kitt

About Santa Baby

"Santa Baby" is a 1953 Christmas song written by Joan Javits (the niece of Senator Jacob K. Javits) and Philip Springer, sung originally by Eartha Kitt. The song is a tongue-in-cheek look at a Christmas list addressed to Santa Claus by a woman who wants extravagant gifts such as sables, yachts, and decorations from Tiffany's.


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Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree for me
Been an awful good girl
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, an auto space convertible too, light blue
I'll wait up for you, dear
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Think of all the fun I've missed
Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed
Next year I could be also good
If you'll check off my Christmas list

Santa honey, I want a yacht and really that's not a lot
Been an angel all year
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa cutie, there's one thing I really do need, the deed
To a platinum mine
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, and fill my stocking with a duplex and checks
Sign your 'x' on the line
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Come and trim my Christmas tree
With some decorations bought at Tiffany
I really do believe in you
Let's see if you believe in me

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a ring
I don't mean on the phone
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight 
Hurry down the chimney tonight 
Hurry, tonight

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Eartha Kitt

Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American singer, actress, and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 hit recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby". Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world." She took over the role of Catwoman for the third and final season of the 1960s Batman television series, replacing Julie Newmar, who was unavailable due to other commitments. She also voiced Yzma on Disney's The Emperor's New Groove. more »

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Written by: Joan Ellen Javits, Philip Springer, Tony Springer

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12 facts about this song

Release Date
"Santa Baby" was released by Eartha Kitt in 1953, more than six decades ago.
Song Writers
The song was written by Joan Javits and Philip Springer.
Popular Cover
The song has been covered by a number of famous artists over the years, including Madonna, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Michael Bublé.
Chart Success
The song was a considerable success, reaching number four on the Billboard holiday chart.
Eartha Kitt's Version
Eartha Kitt's version remains the most popular and well-known rendition of "Santa Baby."
Grammy Hall of Fame
The original recording of "Santa Baby" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000.
Christmas Classic
Despite its fairly recent creation compared to some Christmas songs, "Santa Baby" has become a staple of holiday music playlists.
Unique Interpretation
Eartha Kitt's sultry and playful portrayal in the song contrasts with the more wholesome and innocent themes of many other holiday songs.
Social Significance
When it was released, the song was somewhat controversial due to its materialistic and slightly suggestive lyrics, which was unusual for a Christmas song.
Cultural Impact
The song has been featured in numerous movies and TV shows during Christmas episodes or scenes, furthering its status as a classic holiday tune.
Kitt's Performance
Kitt's performance of the song was so iconic that she was asked to re-record it in 1963 and 1954. Her 1954 recording is now the definitive version.
Languages
Eartha Kitt recorded a "Spanish" version under the title "Papá Noël" and "French" version under the title "Le Noël de Papa".

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