Although it has been covered by many — Eartha Mae Kitt recorded the original, definitive version of the holiday classic “Santa Baby.”
1953 was a great year for Kitt. Her very first album was released entitled “RCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt.”
The single released from her LP “C’est Si Bon (It’s So Good)”, zoomed up the charts and made her a household name, becoming her signature song.
Then the single “Santa Baby” was released in 1953 becoming the biggest song of her long, eventful career. In fact the song charted over FIFTY years later in 2005 as #28 Hot Digital Songs and again in 2007 #43 Hot Canadian Digital Singles. Simply remarkable don’t you think?
Watch and enjoy Miss Kitt’s vintage performance of “Santa Baby.”