I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

1952 song performed by Jimmy Boyd

"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.[1]

The song has been performed by various musicians, including but not limited to the Ronettes, Jackson 5, Jessica Simpson, John Mellencamp, Amy Winehouse and other singers throughout the years.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Jimmy Boyd, 1939-2009: Sang "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"". Chicago Tribune. March 11, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2013.