Sunday, December 11, 2016
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus sung by Jimmy Boyd
This song came out in July of 1952. Written and sung by 13 year-old Jimmy Boyd.
"Boyd's record was condemned by the Roman Catholic Church in Boston when it was released on the grounds that it mixed kissing with Christmas. Boyd was photographed meeting with the Archdiocese to explain the song. After the meeting, the ban was lifted.[Citation Needed]" Wikipedia
The song is special to me as I remember hearing it on the radio as we traveled during the holiday season to Canada for Daddy's next Air Force assignment. I worried about my own mother kissing Santa Clause as at the time still believed in Santa Clause.
Wishing you and yours a beautiful holiday season whichever holiday traditions you celebrate.