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. Eartha Mae Kitt January 17, — December 25, was an American singer, actress, and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 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. Forgot your password?
I hope it's OK. But the publishers loved it. So did Kitt, whose recording of the song was a huge hit. Two music publishers at the Brill Building in New York had asked him and Javits to write a Christmas song for Kitt, the thenyear-old Broadway star known for her onstage magnetism. You don't write Christmas songs that are sexy. How are we going to do that? Along the way he hummed out a four-note melody to go with the title. He recalls prompting Javits for the rest of the line once they got to his place.
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Eartha Kitt 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.
It later appeared on Kitt's self-titled and first extended play in The song was written by Joan Javits and Philip Springer , who also used the pseudonym Tony Springer in an attempt to speed up the song's publishing process. Springer initially was dissatisfied with "Santa Baby" and called it one of his weakest works. Lyrically, 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. The lyrical content of "Santa Baby" proved controversial, resulting in temporary bans of the song in the Southern United States. Music critics gave mixed reviews to the single, with some calling it too suggestive for a holiday-themed song. It has since been included on lists of both the best and worst Christmas songs ever written.