Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby” Holiday Song of the Day

“Santa Baby” was originally recorded by Eartha Kitt and Henri René and his orchestra in 1953. The song was written by Joan Javits (niece of Senator Jacob Javits) and Philip Springer. I hope you enjoy the glamor shots and vintage fashions in this video as much as do I!

Santa Baby, slip a sable under the tree, For me.
been an awful good girl, Santa baby,
so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa baby, a 54 convertible too,
Light blue.
I’ll wait up for you dear,
Santa baby, so 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 just as good,
If you’ll check off my Christmas list,

Santa baby, I wanna yacht,
And really that’s not a lot,
Been an angel all year,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa honey, there’s one thing I really do need,
The deed
To a platinum mine,
Santa honey, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with a duplex,
And checks.
Sign your ‘X’ on the line,
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight.

Come and trim my Christmas tree,
With some decorations bought at Tiffany’s,
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, so hurry down the chimney tonight,
Hurry down the chimney tonight,
Hurry, tonight.

About Kim Smith

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester's Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com. Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"
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4 Responses to Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby” Holiday Song of the Day

  1. Hi Kim: I love that song

  2. kathy says:

    Hi Kim, best version.

  3. Jeanne Smith says:

    Thanks, Kim. Enjoyed it all – good memories of Eartha Kitt, that song, and the fashions.

  4. Kim Smith says:

    There is something so vulnerable looking in Kitt’s beautiful wide-set eyes–I can’t imagine it was easy being an African American performer in the days of segregation and extreme racism, let alone being a woman performer.

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