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Hi Everyone,

It’s ALMOST that time again; time for Santa to make his appearance and leave gifts to confirm just how good you’ve been this year. In that spirit, The Black History Channel couldn’t resist adding the video for the seductive and multi-talented Eartha Kitt (rest in peace!).

A BIT OF BACKGROUND:

Sultry and beautiful Eartha Kitt was born Eartha Mae Keith — out-of-wedlock — to an African American/Cherokee Native American female sharecropper. Her father is unknown. Eartha’s mother gave her away, and years of hardship followed, including Eartha dropping out of school, living in subways and on friends’ couches, and working in a factory. But Eartha was too talented to stay down for long, and soon she had “sung and danced her way out of poverty and into the spotlight, performing with the Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe on a European tour, soloing at a Paris nightclub and becoming the toast of the Continent” (source: Tom Weaver: IMDb Mini Biography)

Eartha led an amazing life that we will not attempt to tell in this one post. For more information, try these links:

IMDb Mini Bio – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0457755/bio

Biography.com – https://www.biography.com/people/eartha-kitt-9366124

NOW ON TO THE VIDEO:

Eartha Kitt recorded the unforgettable “Santa, Baby” with Henri René and his orchestra in New York City in July, 1953. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-5502 in October, 1953. It was a HUGE hit for for Eartha Kitt, and still continues to be a hit in 2017. In fact, the song was featured in the 1989 film, Driving Miss Daisy, starring Morgan Freeman.

And now, here are the lyrics for Santa, Baby. Enjoy!

Santa Baby

Released: October 2, 1953
Recorded: July 1953
Genre: Christmas jazz
Label: RCA Victor (47–5502)
Songwriter(s): Joan Javits Philip Springer Tony Springer[2][3]
Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 16, 2017.

Performed by Eartha Kitt

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
Santa Honey, 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, tonight

PS – this video originally uploaded by Cat01 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeNhjPaP53I.  Thanks for sharing!

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