Wednesday, December 23, 2009


"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" is a Christmas song with music and lyrics by Tommie Connor.The original recording by Jimmy Boyd reached number one on the Billboard charts in 1952, and on the Cash Box magazine chart at the beginning of the following year. The song was commissioned by Neiman Marcus to promote the store's Christmas card for the year, which featured an original sketch by artist Perry Barlow, who drew for The New Yorker for many decades.Jimmy Boyd's record was condemned by the Roman Catholic Church in Boston when it was released on the grounds it mixed kissing with Christmas. Boyd, age thirteen, was photographed meeting with the Archdiocese to explain the song. After the meeting, the ban was lifted. The song describes a scene where a child creeps down from his bedroom to see his mother kissing "Santa Claus" (presumably his father) underneath the mistletoe.Popular versions of the song were done by the Ronettes and the Jackson 5. John Mellencamp and the Secret Chiefs 3 have also covered it.

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