Santa Baby

The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection EP (2007)

“Santa Baby” is a song recorded by Taylor for her first extended play, The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection, released on October 14, 2007.
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Background and Lyrical Theme

Taylor’s version of “Santa Baby” is a cover by the classic 1953 Christmas song originally performed by Eartha Kitt. Joan Javits, the niece of US Senator Jacob K. Javits, wrote “Santa Baby” for Kitt along with Philip and Tony Springer. The song became a holiday hit and is Kitt’s most famous song. It has been covered by various artists over the years.

Although on the surface the song expresses a wish-list to Santa Claus, Santa may rather be interpreted as the singer’s wealthy boyfriend. This double meaning is portrayed throughout the song.

Live Performance

Taylor performed “Santa Baby” once, during a gig at the Mall of America on December 8, 2007, in Bloomington, MN.


Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me
I have been an awful good girl, Santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a ’54 convertible, too, light blue
Well I will wait up for you, dear, Santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight, yeah

[Verse 1]
Think of all the fun I have missed
Think of all the boys I have not kissed
Next year I could be just as good
If you check off my Christmas list

Santa baby, I want a yacht and really that is not a lot
I have been an angel all year, Santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa, honey, there is one more thing I really do need, the deed
To a platinum mine, Santa honey
So hurry down the chimney tonight

[Verse 2]
Come and trim my Christmas tree
With some decorations bought at Tiffany’s
I really do believe in you
Let us see if you believe in me

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing
A ring
And I do not mean on the phone, Santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight

General Information
ArtistTaylor Swift
AlbumThe Taylor Swift Holiday Collection EP
ReleasedOctober 14, 2007
RecordedMay-August 2007
LabelBig Machine Records
SongwritersTony Springer
Philip Springer
Joan Javits
ProducerNathan Chapman
Live Performance
Official Audio