Original RCA Recording

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa ClausPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Words and Music by Tommie Connor, 1952
Harmon Music Publishing Co., Inc. ~ ASCAP
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & Chorus
Produced by Henri René
Recorded RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded May 21, 1953
Recorded May 21, 1953   ~  Matrix No. E3VB 1338 Take 1 - 1A
1953 Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78RPM "Como for Kids" Y-488 & EYA-40
Single release: RCA-78RPM Bluebird Children's Records BY-42 "Perry Como Sings Christmas Music for Kiddies"
Single release: RCA-45RPM Bluebird Children's Records WBY-42 E3VW-1338-1S
Single Flip Side: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Christmas Music for Kiddies ~ Bluebird Children's BY-42
For the secret of how to have fun while you work, watch Perry Como on his thrice-weekly musical fests. That affable gentleman of song disproves the old adage that business and pleasure don't mix. When he's doing a solo or teaming up with the Fontane Sisters, as he is in the above picture for a slick rendition of "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas," Perry always brings in an air of informal, infectious fun to his television productions. His friendly easy-going manner sets the keynote for serving up songs and melodies in one of the most pleasant quarter hours on TV.  Despite the fact that he is the most popular vocalist on the tele-waves today, less than ten years ago, Perry was almost ready to give up his singing career. He had been barnstorming around the country with the Ted Weems orchestra and when Weems broke it up top go into the Army, Perry was ready to return to his home town and settle down with his family. But he was offered a radio job in New York and accepted it when he was assured that he would not have to travel and could bring his family with him. He immediately began to attract attention, and he was signed for the well remembered Supper Club Show. Perry is still in New York, singing and settled in a lovely Long Island home with his wife and three children. Perhaps these things more than anything else account for his "casual and relaxed" style of singing that endears him to millions of fans.
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With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & Chorus
Produced by Henri René
Recorded RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded May 21, 1953
Notes: ~ Thirteen-year-old Jimmy Boyd had a # 1 million-seller with this song on
Columbia and other popular versions included Molly Bee for Capitol and Spike Jones,
with vocal by George Rock, for RCA Victor. Perry recorded this Christmas novelty
song during the sessions for "Around The Christmas Tree" in 1953 but it was excluded
from the final release and released only as a flip side to "Rudolph the
Red-Nosed Reindeer" on Bluebird Children's Records.

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