I was not quite two years old when this tune came out, but I heard it a lot during my tiny tot years, as a deterrent to being bad around the Holiday season :-) Catchy tune isn’t it.
I found this great animation on YouTube: it was created in 2009 by one Doug Compton. Great job sir!
Song Trivia: In December 1955 there were three versions of this song by the following one hit wonders:
As “(I’m Gettin’) Nuttin’ for Christmas” by Ricky Zahnd and the Blue Jeaners; charted #31 week ending December 24, 1955.
As “Nuttin’ for Christmas” by Art Mooney and his Orch. ft Barry Gordon – charted #6 week ending December 31, 1955.
As “Nuttin’ for Xmas” by Joe Ward – charted #20 week ending December 31, 1955.
Drop me a comment to which version is your favorite and why. I would love to hear from you.
Filed under:Art Mooney and his Orch. ft Barry Gordon,Fifties,Holiday Music,Magnificent Male Vocalists,Novelty Songs,Novelty/Comedy,Nuttin' For Christmas,One Hit Wonders,Pop/Holiday,Ricky Zahnd,Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett,Stan Freeberg