I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
"I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus" is a Christmas song with words and music by British songwriter Tommie Connor. The original recording by 13-year-old Jimmy Boyd rose to #1 on the Billboard charts in December 1952. The words tell of a child who sees Mommy kissing Santa Claus underneath the mistletoe.
The Roman Catholic Church in Boston hated the song because it is a Christmas song that also mentions sex. Radio stations in several markets banned it. Boyd went to church leaders to talk about the words. The ban on the song was lifted.
- "Jimmy Boyd, 1939-2009: Sang "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"". Chicago Tribune. March 11, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2013.