Santa Baby

Ok, so everyone that knows me is aware that I am not Christian and don't celebrate Christmas (or any holidays for that matter). I have a particular abhorrence for Christmas, not because it is a religious holiday—I have no problem with people expressing their faith. But Christmas now is little more than a time of materialism, misplaced priorities, and a feeding frenzy for the retail business.

However, there are few public places one can go without being blasted with "secular" Christmas music. (I would much prefer classical, traditional choral music.) I am pretty good with blocking out what doesn't interest me, but the catchy song Santa Baby grabbed my attention. I started asking people who was singing it. Nobody had a clue, nor, really paid much mind to the words. Of course, in public it is often difficult to understand the lyrics.

Anyhow, I am never content to dismiss my curiosity unsatisfied, so I started doing some research. Quite a bit, actually, and came up with some cool info that I have to share!

Santa Baby is a big band style song with a swing rhythm written in 1953 for the gorgeous black singer/dancer, cabaret star, comedienne Eartha Kitt (1927-2008). It’'s a humorous and sexy song poking fun at Christmas greed and materialism. Numerous artists have recorded it, including Maria Muldaur. Later artists such as Madonna and Kylie Minogue gave it that "Betty Boop" sound (especially Madonna). Kylie's version is by far the best, next to Eartha's original. You can find videos at the bottom of this page.

Please note: there are some discrepancies in the lyrics depending on the artist.

Here are the lyrics:

Santa Baby,
Just 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 want a yacht and really that's not
A lot.
Been an angel all year,
Santa Baby.
So hurry down the chimney tonight.

One little thing I really need:
The deed
To a platinum mine.
Santa Baby,
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.
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 . . .


Eartha Kitt original recording (What a velvet voice. . .)
Kelly Pickler live
Kylie Minogue official video
Kylie Minogue live

Kylie's videos are ultra-sexy. She is absolutely adorable. Enjoy!


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