December 14, 2023
Some of you may have already seen our 2023 family holiday greeting with the Marilyn Monroe theme.
Seems appropriate this month to address a common misconception about Marilyn and Christmas.
Many of us associate Marilyn Monroe with the classic Christmas song “Santa Baby”.
Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, and Trisha Yearwood, among many others, have covered this perennial holiday favorite over the years. It was a featured song on Taylor Swift’s 2007 Christmas album.
But the consensus best version of “Santa Baby” was by the entertainer the song was written for in 1953, a sultry singer of the 50s and 60s, Eartha Kitt.
Perhaps because Marilyn Monroe was a famous celebrity when the song came out and because as years pass, our memories get fuzzy, it’s assumed by most of us Marilyn sang “Santa Baby”.
Marilyn did have a hit song in 1953 for the movie “Gentleman Prefer Blondes”. The song: “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”. It is questionable, however, how much of the singing is her real voice.
Marilyn did not sing “Santa Baby”. She was probably saving her voice for “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” nine years later.
The myth persists about Marilyn singing “Santa Baby”. Watch the video below with Eartha Kitt’s voice and Marilyn mouthing the words like the way mouths move in cheap cartoons.
“Santa Baby” was composed back in 1953 by long-time songwriter and current resident of Pacific Palisades, Phil Springer. At age 97, Phil continues to compose 35 or so new songs every year.
Phil Springer takes Juice Plus+ and uses the Bemer for microcirculation.
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Make and Gift this Chocolate Bark
A perennial, “quasi-healthy” holiday favorite!